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ERIC Number: ED443787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Women in Texas Who Are Certified but Not Employed as Administrators.
DeFelice, Melinda; Schroth, Gwen
This study investigated why so many Texas women obtained mid-management certification but remained unemployed in administrative positions, comparing results to data from other studies. A total of 92 women who held administrative certificates in the 1996-97 school year but did not move into administration completed the "Women With Administrative Credentials" survey, which asked about: demographics; career history; number of attempts to obtain administrative jobs; reasons for not applying; willingness to relocate; and type of encouragement or discouragement they received for advancing their careers. Respondents noted personal reasons for not receiving administrative positions. Results indicated typical respondents were in their mid 40s to late 50s, married, with no children at home. Only eight women currently held administrative positions. More than one-third had previously held administrative positions and had relinquished them. Less than one-half had applied for administrative positions in the past 5 years. Two-thirds were unwilling to relocate to receive administrative jobs. In all studies, women experienced strong internal barriers to moving into administration (e.g., family issues and lack of interest). There were many external barriers, including politics, the "good old boy" system, and sexual discrimination. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas