ERIC Number: ED208486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-19
Reference Count: 0
Women in Educational Administration: The Principalship. A Literature Review.
Haven, Elizabeth W.; And Others
During this century the number of women in administrative positions in the schools has declined dramatically. This literature review provides insight into this situation. It presents statistical details of the decline in the number of women administrators, factors contributing to this decline, attempts at reversing the decline, and insight into the informal processes operating within society as a whole and within the institution of education in particular that limit the effectiveness of attempts at change. The review concludes with a presentation of some strategies that may effectively intervene in the informal processes and with suggested directions for further research into women's participation in the field of administration. It notes that researchers tend to agree that the only way any real changes in the hiring patterns in the field are going to take place is for a large number of women to be hired immediately. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: J W K International Corp., Annandale, VA.