ERIC Number: ED435116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Ethics and Gender Diversity in School Management: Viewpoint.
This report analyzes the continued underrepresentation of women in educational administration. It emphasizes that schools are places where diverse groups come together to learn and administrators are responsible for protecting the rights and freedoms of all groups within the school. The paper describes the state of gender equity in the United States and the ongoing discrimination that still exists. It discusses the positive effects wrought by Title X. It discusses the connection between self-image and the availability of, or lack of, gender-specific role models in the schools, where the teaching staff is predominantly female and the administration is predominantly male. Studies have shown that females typically have lower self-esteem than boys as a result of subtle cultural messages. Those women who do enter educational administration are typically better educated than their male counterparts, with women administrators being almost twice as likely as male administrators to have earned a doctorate. The article discusses the barriers women face in their efforts to move into educational administration and explores how a female's socialization to work differs from that of a man. The report closes by stating that when women are given an opportunity, schools benefit. (Contains 23 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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