ERIC Number: EJ855525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Community College Organizational Climate for Minorities and Women
Townsend, Barbara K.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n9 p731-744 2009
This paper explores the issues of what would constitute a positive organizational climate for women and minorities within the community college setting and ways in which such a climate might be achieved. It first describes some traditional or standard measures of a positive organizational climate for women and minorities and then evaluates how well the community college is doing when examined against these measures. Next, it describes some structural manifestations of a negative climate, including negative discourse about minorities and women. In doing so, it traces the development of some discourse patterns about these groups and provides some illustrative cultural assumptions that reflect these discourse patterns. The paper concludes with implications for the community college, including some steps to be taken to improve the organizational climate for minorities and women.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Females, Organizational Climate, Minority Groups, Educational Environment, Equal Education, Educational History, Stereotypes, Cultural Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Administrators, Women Administrators, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Bias, Gender Bias
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; United States