ERIC Number: ED323878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Trend Analysis of Women Who Hold Federal Aviation Administration Certificates: Relationship to the Representation of Women in Collegiate Aviation Faculty Ranks.
Bowen, Brent D.
The report analyzes data on the number of women pilots and the number of women faculty in colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree in aviation. Data were obtained from "U.S. Civil Airmen Statistics,""The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac," and a survey of the 69 collegiate institutions that have aviation programs. The data verify that women are not proportionally represented in aviation career fields that require Federal Aviation Administration certification or in the aviation faculty ranks. Only six percent of all aviators are women, slightly decreased from 1978 to 1988. While the number of women who have become Airline Transport Pilots has increased from 1978 to 1988, the number of women student pilots has decreased. Women hold 5.2% of full-time aviation faculty positions. Women hold 6.5% of the earned doctorates in the technologically related field of engineering. Five percent of Certified Flight Instructors are women. Several recommendations are offered to increase the representation of women in the collegiate aviation faculty. Includes eight references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Certification, College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Flight Training, Higher Education, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Women Faculty, Womens Education
Institute for Aviation Research, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KA 67206-1595 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS. National Inst. for Aviation Research.