ERIC Number: EJ874758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Slow Path to the Superintendency: Women's Social Networks and Negotiation Skills
Montz, Carol B.; Wanat, Carolyn L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n1 p29-47 Jan 2008
Women superintendents in one Midwestern state participated in this study of their personal demographics, professional qualifications and career paths, and demographics of districts and boards of education that hired them. Participants identified characteristics, skills, and barriers to women seeking superintendencies. Thirty-one of 36 women superintendents completed a survey, with six participating in follow-up interviews. Initial analysis supports existing research on women superintendents. A second analysis of interview data using Babcock and Laschever's (2003) research on women's negotiation skills and social networks as a theoretical framework suggests implications to train and support women aspiring to the superintendency.
Descriptors: Females, Qualifications, Boards of Education, Social Networks, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Administrator Qualifications, School Districts, Administrator Characteristics, Surveys, Interviews
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