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ERIC Number: ED454606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 9
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A Meta-Analysis of Research: Hispanic Women in Leadership.
McCreight, Carolyn
This report summarizes the pattern of employment in education for women and minorities from colonial times to the present. Initially, women taught basic skills to young children, and men taught in secondary schools, academies, and colleges. By the 1900s, administration was seen as separate from teaching. Women were seen as better at understanding children, and men were seen as leaders. Women currently compose nearly 42 percent of K-8 principalships, and they occupied 20 percent of superintendencies as of 1994. The minority composition of administrators has only been tracked since 1960. In 1993, 16 percent of administrators were minorities, with 4.1 percent identified as Hispanic. Research on female Hispanic administrators has been limited to California and the Northwest. One possible barrier to potential minority administrators may be the informal selecting of proteges for mentorship by practicing administrators, who statistically are more likely to be male and not members of a minority. These administrators may tend to choose a protege of the same gender or ethnicity. (RKJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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