ERIC Number: ED341126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Women in Educational Administration. Updated Edition.
The status of women in educational administration is evaluated in this book, which questions the assumptions of traditional administrative theory that women must emulate male administrative practices to be effective. Part 1 discusses the history of women in administration and the current status of women in the profession, demonstrating how women differ in historical and other sociocultural ways from their male counterparts. Part 2 focuses on the barriers that have kept women out of administrative positions and describes strategies for overcoming them. The third part examines the working world of women administrators and shows how their daily experiences create a female culture. The androcentric nature of current educational administrative theory is assessed in terms of its harm to women and school life in general. The analysis attempts to lay the groundwork for research that will build inclusive theory and practice based on recognition of diversity. Nine tables and one figure are included. Strategies for increasing women's access to administrative positions are highlighted in the appendix. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Leadership Styles, Organizational Change, Organizational Theories, School Administration, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Women Administrators
Sage Publications, Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A