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ERIC Number: EJ903578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
To Climb or Not to Climb: The Probing of Self-Imposed Barriers that Delay or Deny Career Aspirations to be an Administrator in a Public School System
McGee, Janet M.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2010 n2 2010
Throughout history, women have faced numerous career barriers. Although significant progress has made it possible to break through the "glass ceiling," there remains a disproportionate percentage of women at the higher educational administrative positions, specifically the superintendent and high school principal roles. This study will look at one aspect of climbing a career ladder: self-imposed barriers of the journey to rise to an administrative position in public school systems. This study examines the commonalities and differences between and among gender specific Florida administrators. The study explores administrators at the educational levels: elementary, middle school, high school, and district office, more specifically at administrative positions of superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, and assistant principals within the Florida public school system. Common themes were extracted from the participants' responses. These themes were used to develop recommendations that schools and universities may implement in order to continue fostering the upward progression of women within education. Acknowledging differences and recognizing barriers, while learning to balance personal and professional career roles will make that climb on the career ladder easier for leaders that wear heels. (Contains 4 tables.)
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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: Florida