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ERIC Number: ED380317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 14
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Gender Equity Issues in Education: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.
Gougeon, Thomas D.; And Others
This paper addressed: (1) gender equity issues in a major Canadian urban school district; and (2) made gender comparisons relating to seven specific equity measures associated with teachers who were hired from September 1982 to June 1993. The comparisons were made over an 11 year period and included consistency of work, frequency of leaves from work, types of leaves taken from work, assignments to administrative appointments, placement to teach by grade level, acquisition of further degrees, and acceptance of maternity leaves. The personnel records of a cohort of 261 teachers who entered the teaching profession in the school year of 1982-1983 were reviewed. The findings identified several equity issues including interruptions in teaching service, the level of teaching assignment, type of degree(s) teachers held when they were hired, and the incidence of teachers moving into administrative positions. More female teachers took maternity/paternity leaves than male teachers. Female teachers faced major disruption in their careers that male teachers did not face. Four recommendations were presented: (1) equal access for female teachers to administrative positions; (2) equal opportunity for a continuous work record; (3) equity in building seniority; and (4) equity in level of placement. (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada