ERIC Number: ED314831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Factors Associated with the Involuntary Reassignment of Three Women Principals.
Cohn, Kathleen C.
Careers of women in educational administration differ from those of their male counterparts. Women encounter career barriers in educational organizations. This paper presents case studies of three female principals, two from California and one from Pennsylvania. The first case describes a woman whose tenure was ended with a negotiated reassignment to a lower-level administrative position. The next case describes a woman who received an unsatisfactory rating as a principal that resulted in a demotion to assistant principal. However, through her attorney various options were negotiated. The last case involves a woman who was demoted to teacher upon returning from a sabbatical leave to obtain her doctorate. This case involved a successful sex discrimination suit by the woman. The cases are presented from the subject's perspective with data gathered through open-ended interviews. The external conditions, the subject's behavior, the political environment of the school districts, and other relevant factors are analyzed. (11 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Pennsylvania