ERIC Number: ED319110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Minorities and Women in Educational Administration.
Bagenstos, Naida Tushnet
Both minorities and women are underrepresented in school administration when compared to either the number of minority and women educators or to the number of minority and female students. In 1978, 8.1 percent of public school administrative positions were occupied by minority men but only 3.4 percent were occupied by minority women. Blacks are the predominant minority group represented in administration. While minority women administrators, like white female administrators, are largely concentrated in positions as consultants and supervisors of instruction, minority men are highly represented among assistant principals, comprising one of every seven assistant principalships. The difference is important because assistant principals and athletic directors are most likely to move upward within administration while consultants and instructional supervisors are seldom in the career advancement path in administration. Compared to their male colleagues, women administrators: (1) attain the principalship at an older age than do male principals; (2) teach longer than do men before entering administration; (3) are more likely than men to continue graduate education part-time while serving as principals; and (4) earn less than men. Appended are strategies for increasing women's access to administrative positions. (14 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Distribution, Faculty Integration, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Racial Balance, Racial Composition, Racial Integration, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Fairness, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.