ERIC Number: ED310498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
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A Quick Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Women in Public School Administration.
Ginn, Linda W.
The lack of female representation in administration is a hindering factor for the nation as it attempts to achieve excellence in schools. The current inequality is a product of historical and societal patterns in the field of education that have determined the constraints women have faced and continue to face when entering school administration. To assist women in combating these barriers, 11 programs were developed in the 1970s. The common objectives of these programs are to: (1) increase the population of women administrators; (2) heighten awareness among school boards and superintendents; (3) develop women-oriented graduate training models; (4) help locate jobs for participants; and (5) enlighten prospective female administrators in organizational behavior, sex roles and socialization, and personal leadership roles and styles. Administrative training and administrators' roles must be evaluated and updated to ensure continuous growth for a future where both men and women are perceived as capable of functioning as educational leaders; where female administrators are visible and accessible to other women; and where women learn to be the inspiration for changes in their own lives. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina