ERIC Number: ED304754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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The Changing Profile of School Leadership: Women in Administration.
Mertz, Norma T.; And Others
This study focuses on the condition of females in school administration and establishes baseline data for future analyses. Data were available from 54 school districts, but only 44 provided complete data for all years of the study (1972-86). Data were analyzed to determine what change had occurred in terms of the number and percentage of women who held line administrative positions in 1972, 1982, and 1986. The number of females increased in each time period and in each position except elementary assistant principal. Tables of results are provided. Results indicate that changes in the total number of positions accounted for the absence of an anticipated decline in male position holders as female position holders increased. Females were more likely to be found in elementary school administration than in secondary school administration; they were also more likely to be found in staff positions than in line positions in the central office. Appended are 13 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).