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ERIC Number: ED170938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Professionally Ambitious Female Teachers and the Opportunity to Become Influential.
Jovick, Thomas D.
This study examined ways professionally ambitious female elementary school teachers responded to different opportunities, in multiunit and conventional schools, to become influential on the teaching faculty in matters of instruction. Teachers in 27 schools received questionnaires and interviews every six months for two and one-half years. The results showed that conventional schools did not restrict female access to influential positions anymore than multiunit schools did. In both types of schools, the more ambitious females were more satisfied with their jobs, engaged in more communication, perceived themselves as more influential in the school, and were regarded by the faculty as influential. Those in the the multiunit schools became influential for different reasons than those in the conventional schools. The team leader position became a significant influence opportunity for the more ambitious females. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); The section "Ambition and Power" may not reproduce clearly due to light print