ERIC Number: ED441285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Liberal Feminism and Educational Administration: Recruiting and Supporting Women in Educational Administration.
Wallin, Dawn C.
Feminist theory has become an increasingly important tool in analyzing the position of women within the discipline of education. This paper presents a liberal feminist framework for gender equity issues specifically concerned with the recruitment and support of women in educational administration. It is organized into three parts: (1) the tenets of liberal feminist theory; (2) liberal feminist theory as it relates to educational pedagogy; and (3) implications for gender practices and policy development for educational administrators. It concludes that the inequality of women is structural; it is embedded in the system. Unless one transforms the system, inequality will persist. Structural change is an ongoing process that transforms those who encounter it. The important question for discussion then becomes, "How does society encourage the leadership and participation of a new generation of women?" Appendixes contain Strategies for Recruiting/Supporting Females and Minorities in Educational Administration and Recommendations for Addressing the Problem of Under-Representation of Women and Minorities in Educational Administration. Contains 52 references. (DFR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Minneapolis, MN, October 29-31, 1999).