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ERIC Number: ED318600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Women with Administrative Certification: Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Grady, Marilyn L.
Although the number of female graduate students in educational administration approaches that of male graduate students, the number of women in administrative positions has not shown any significant increase. This study examined reasons why women with administrative certification are not administrators. Surveys were mailed to 250 certified women not in administrative positions, randomly selected from a population of 1,172 such women in North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Of the 196 respondents, 65% had not applied for an administrative position in the last 5 years, and 77% had not been interviewed for an administrative position in the last 5 years. The most frequently cited reasons for not applying were: (1) satisfaction with current position; (2) no interest in being an administrator; (3) family responsibilities; (4) no vacancies in the area; and (5) no incentives to change positions. Applicants for administrative positions most frequently sought the elementary principalship. One quarter of respondents were willing to move to accept an administrative position. Seeking an administrative position was related to having received encouragement to apply. It was not related to family responsibilities or age. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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