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ERIC Number: EJ710542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Women Leading Systems: What the Latest Facts and Figures Say about Women in the Superintendency Today
Grogan, Margaret; Brunner, C. Cryss
School Administrator, v62 n2 p46 Feb 2005
Amid reports of superintendent shortages and concerns about equal opportunity, what place do women superintendents occupy in today's school districts? Are they sought after or are they struggling to break into a traditionally male-dominated profession? What qualities, if any, do they bring to the office that may make them more desirable as education leaders? Do women even aspire to the superintendency? To gather the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on women and the superintendency, AASA recently commissioned a nationwide study of women in the superintendency and women in central-office positions. Using the AASA membership database and data from Market Data Retrieval, 2,500 women superintendents were identified and mailed surveys. An additional 3,000 surveys were sent to women holding central-office positions of assistant superintendent or higher. Responses came from 723 superintendents and 472 central-office personnel--nearly 30 percent of the total population of women superintendents. This article elaborates on this study and details the results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States