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ERIC Number: ED558366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-4952-7
Barriers and Facilitators to Career Advancement by Top-Level, Entry-Level and Non-Administrative Women in Public School Districts: A Mixed Methods Study
Ahmed, Eman Ibrahim El-Desouki
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University
The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers and facilitators to career advancement among women administrators occupying top-level positions, those occupying entry-level positions and those in non-administrative positions in both rural and urban public school districts in central Pennsylvania. The need to increase the awareness of the barriers which might contribute to the low incidence of women is vital in achieving gender equity in school administration. An explanatory mixed method design was used, which involved collecting qualitative data after a quantitative phase to further explain or follow up the quantitative data in more depth. In the quantitative phase of the study, a survey was used to collect data from women occupying administrative and non-administrative positions at rural and urban public school districts in central Pennsylvania. In the qualitative phase of the study, the barriers and facilitators to career advancement are tentatively explored with a purposeful sample of women administrators and non administrators. The overall, purpose of the explanatory design was to interpret, explain and build on the findings of the quantitative data. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania