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ERIC Number: ED203929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Women in Community Colleges. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 34.
Eaton, Judith S., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n34 Sum 1981
After introductory material by Judith S. Eaton discussing the challenges faced by women in positions of authority at community colleges, this monograph presents eight essays dealing with women in the community college movement. Emily Taylor discusses the backgrounds, attitudes, and characteristics of the small, but growing number of women presidents of community colleges and describes a project undertaken by the American Council on Education to identify talented women administrators. A. Rae Price documents the unequal status of women faculty members and suggests actions for improvement. Lloyd Averill argues that women will best be able to strengthen the humanities by affirming and employing the positive, stereotypically feminine characteristics of the humanist. Carol Eliason examines the critical support role played by women's studies programs in meeting counseling, occupational, and educational needs. Emily B. Kirby examines the role of the community college in helping women overcome stereotypes which block them from non-traditional careers. Joyce A. Smith discusses the role of the trustee, the special responsibilities of women trustees, behaviors that contribute to a new member's success, and the selection of a college president. Linda L. Moore examines the special problems faced by women in management in both the public and private sectors and proposes a method of constructive self-analysis. An ERIC literature review concludes the monograph. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, College Faculty, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Females, Humanities, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Occupations, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Trustees, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.