ERIC Number: ED209738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Two Special Cases: Women and Blacks.
Coursen, David; Mazzarella, Jo Ann
Chapter 2 of a volume on school leadership, this chapter examines the ethnic background and sex of educational leaders, concluding that, even after decades of civil rights and feminist activities, nearly all educational administrators are white males. The authors make a case for the value of diversity in educational leadership, then present their findings, concluding that there are today fewer women or minorities in educational administration than there were thirty years ago. The attitudes and practices that foster this situation are explored. Finally, the authors make specific suggestions for remedying the situation. The chapter is especially intended for those in charge of hiring administrators, those who work with women and blacks, and for women and blacks who are educational leaders or aspire to educational leadership. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Selection, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews, Principals, Racial Discrimination, School Administration, Sex Discrimination, Superintendents
Not available separately; see EA 014 193.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Revised version of ED 102 640. Chapter 2 of "School Leadership: Handbook for Survival" (EA 014 193). For related documents, see EA 014 193-204 and ED 189 680.