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ERIC Number: EJ978092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
A Decade of Inquiry: The Status of Female Superintendents and Secondary Principals in the High Plains
Gosmire, Doreen; Morrison, Marcia; Van Osdel, Joanne
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v8 n1 p33-50 Jan 2010
This research provides insight into the status of female administrators from a particular geographical area in rural America. Findings reveal that some progress has been made across the United States but there is more effort needed especially in the High Plains states. The numbers of females in administrative positions in the High Plains states from 1997 to 2007 were collected from the Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota Departments of Education. The percentages of females in the High Plains states were compared to national numbers for the same time period. There has been a pattern of increased numbers and percentages of females serving as superintendents and secondary principals across the United States and High Plain states. The High Plains states consistently lag behind the United States in the percentage of increase of practicing female superintendents and secondary principals for the decade of 1997 to 2007. When considering the status of female administrators, numbers do not tell the whole story. Additional aspects studied through qualitative inquiry were the career tracks of these women, the barriers they encountered, and the support systems provided for them. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; North Dakota; South Dakota