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ERIC Number: ED163594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Decline in Female Elementary Principals Since 1928: Riddles and Clues.
Kalvelage, Joan
In 1928, 55 percent of elementary school principals were women. By 1973, only 20 percent were women. This paper examines research data for explanations of the decline of the percentage of women elementary school principals. Both incompetence and sex discrimination are rejected as explanations. Clues to the decline are traced to the decline of the feminist support system that occurred after women won the vote, to state laws for equal pay for equal work, and to the cult of efficiency that led to the bureaucratization of schools. The bureaucratization of schools entailed a redefinition of the elementary principal's role that clashed with the values and interests of most women, then and now. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Sex Equity in Educational Leadership Project