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ERIC Number: ED371468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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Not Advancing Equally: Women in Educational Management in Australia.
Randell, Shirley
This paper explains the social and legal contexts that affect the status and employment of women in education in Australia. It examines data on women in educational management at all levels, with a focus on the tertiary sector. Methodology involved document analysis of the affirmative action plans submitted by 6 government school systems, 6 nongovernment school systems, 29 tertiary institutions, and 9 other organizations. Barriers to the entry of women into management positions and consequences of such barriers are identified. The effectiveness and efficiency of strategies being used to overcome these barriers are then discussed. These strategies include requiring commitment from senior administrators; implementing legislation; establishing quotas; eliminating sexist language and curriculum and sexual harassment; making institutions responsible for providing help in the domestic sphere; increasing visibility, mentoring, and networking; publicizing the advantages of women's management styles; providing appropriate education and training; overcoming recruitment and selection problems; engendering gender balance on committees; and using collective action. A conclusion is that employment outcomes for women in Australian education are far from satisfactory. Proactive affirmative action programs are necessary, not only to achieve gender equity in educational management, but to improve the quality of life and employment conditions for both men and women. Six figures and two tables are included. Appendices contain a list of respondents who submitted AA policies. (Contains 115 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia