ERIC Number: ED398647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Career Development Planning for Female Educational Administration Students Enrolled in a Course on the Secondary School Principalship: Reflections of a Female Instructor.
Alley, Reene A.; MacDonald, Suzanne
Given an expected increase in the number of female administrators, administrator-preparation courses must consider gender differences when developing career-development activities. This paper describes career-development assistance provided by a female educational administration professor to female students enrolled in a course on the Secondary Principalship at the University of Akron (Ohio). The professor offers reflections on her efforts to facilitate women students' development of a viable, personal view of the secondary principalship as a future career. The paper describes course content, delivery structure, and structural elements of the career-development planning process. Career-planning activities helped the women students find direction for their future careers; identify the ramifications of their career choice on personal-growth needs; clarify their self-identities; learn tools for solving personal problems; and adapt the plan to the future. One table is included. (Contains 121 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).