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ERIC Number: EJ1073559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
The Gender Gap in Library Education. Historical Paper 6
Harris, Roma M.; Michell, B. Gillian; Cooley, Carol
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n1 Win 2015
Five directory issues of the "Journal of Education for Librarianship" covering a span of 18 years were examined in order to determine whether there are gender-related differences in teaching specialties within graduate programs of library and information science. The results of this inquiry revealed strong support for the gender-linked nature of teaching specialties within the discipline. Specifically, women tend to specialize in the teaching of services for children and young adults, cataloging, and classification, where men have tended to specialize in information science, research methods, library automation, and the history of books, printing, and libraries. These patterns parallel those found in the courses selected by male and female students and in the career paths of M.L.S. degree graduates. The results are discussed in terms of their implications for library educators as sex-role models. (A list of references and notes is included.) [For the commentary on this article, "A Response to Ages Past. Commentary on Harris, R. M., Michell, B.G. & Cooley. C. (1985) The Gender Gap in Library Education", see EJ1073561.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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