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ERIC Number: EJ1134077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Pathways to the Principalship: An Event History Analysis of the Careers of Teachers with Principal Certification
Davis, Bradley W.; Gooden, Mark A.; Bowers, Alex J.
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n2 p207-240 Apr 2017
Utilizing rich data on nearly 11,000 educators over 17 academic years in a highly diverse context, we examine the career paths of teachers to determine whether and when they transition into the principalship. We utilize a variety of event history analyses, including discrete-time hazard modeling, to determine how an individual's race, gender, and their combination--among other characteristics--contribute to their likelihood of making this transition. We found that inequitable pathways to the principalship are not explained by systematic differences in personal and contextual characteristics along lines of race and gender but rather that the selection of school leaders may be a process influenced by systemic bias.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
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