ERIC Number: ED202129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Survey: Attitudes Toward Women as School District Administrators. Summary of Responses to a Survey of a Random Sample of Superintendents and School Board Presidents.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
A survey sample of superintendents and school board presidents in districts across the United States, stratified into four groups according to district size, provides data concerning the effects of the attitudes of those responsible for hiring school district administrators on the professional opportunities for women in the field. The two instruments used were the Women as School District Administrators (WASDA) survey, which contained items specific to administrative positions within education, and the Science Research Associates (SRA) Opinion Survey for Men and Women, which elicited opinions about women as employees in any occupation. Responses to individual items of the WASDA survey indicate that administrators generally agree that women can be effective in educational administration. However, analysis of individual items reveals a significant percentage of male administrators who disagree. Data from the SRA survey suggest that superintendents may be more accepting than school board presidents of women in the work setting. The authors do not draw implications from the research in this report, but in addition to presenting all responses they highlight those of some significance and identify the characteristics of the respondents. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Boards of Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Females, Higher Education, Promotion (Occupational), Sex Bias, Superintendents, Surveys, Tables (Data)
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.; Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.