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ERIC Number: ED312738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Addressing Women's Issues in Educational Administration Preparation Programs.
Styer, Sandra
Not only are women underrepresented in educational administration, they are disproportionately underrepresented in line for administrative roles as compared with female representation in staff positions. Women, with their human relations perspectives, dominate staff development jobs; however, it is the assistant principal rather than the curriculum coordinator who typically becomes a principal. Faculty and administration responsible for the development of administration preparation programs have the opportunity to modify existing programs and positively affect female participation in administration. Women's issues must be integrated into the administrative program's curriculum by updating textbooks and broadening course lectures/presentations to include relevant women's issues. Women administrators can function as role models while informing students of the special challenges for females in administration. Additionally, a balance of male and female administrative program faculty members is necessary. Program evaluation by current students and past graduates may identify possible sex inequities and provide valuable information for future use in program planning and revision. Administration programs in cooperation with school districts can offer workshops, seminars, and other programs designed to attract qualified women into administrative careers. Graduate followup studies, program sponsored events, and graduate assistance may also be effective in modifying the male domination of the administrative profession. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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