ERIC Number: ED352879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Women in Further and Higher Education Management.
Spencer, Anne; And Others
Coombe Lodge Report, v20 n3 1987
This report examines the issue of sexual discrimination within British higher education and argues that further and higher educational services as a whole are discriminatory environments for women. The report's first section involves interviews with six women who had achieved notable success in the field of further and higher education management. Discussions include their motivation to embark on such a career and their experiences concerning discrimination in their careers. The second section deals with legislation on equal opportunities, with the Equal Opportunities Commission Code of Practice, and with codes voluntarily adopted or propagated by other organizations. The third section examines the results of a questionnaire sent to the directors of education of all local education authorities in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland (82 responses were received) to determine their policies and programs regarding equal opportunity. The report's final section provides provisional statistics for 1985 that detail positions held by women in various grade levels in the further and higher education service. The statistics reveal that women are overrepresented in the lower grades and greatly underrepresented in the higher grades carrying senior management responsibility. Contains three references. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty Promotion, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Personnel Policy, Sex Discrimination, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Women Faculty
Further Education Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6GR, England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds; 50 British pounds year's subscription).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom