ERIC Number: ED280167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-22
Women and Leadership: Planning, Presentation, and Perseverance.
Fitzgerald, Jeri A.
Women wishing to promote themselves into the educational leadership positions for which they are qualified should concentrate their energies in three major directions--planning, presentation, and perseverance. This report recommends steps women can take in finding a satisfying administrative position in education. Accompanying comments include relevant employment statistics and job-hunting advice: (1) Determine strengths and areas of interest. (2) Prepare academically for administration. Women should not, however, expect college programs to prepare them fully for a leadership role. An independent study or an internship in administration may be the answer to obtaining needed coursework. (3) Presentation includes learning all the job-seeker can about the institution to which she is applying. Knowing each interviewer's name and special statistics about the school can prove valuable during the interview. (4) The final step, perseverance, implies the use of communication skills. Women should, for example, create networks among other women and among men for future information and contacts. The report concludes with a nine-item bibliography. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Employer Attitudes, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Job Applicants, Job Satisfaction, Job Search Methods, Leadership Styles, Managerial Occupations
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (New Orleans, LA, February 20-23, 1987).