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ERIC Number: EJ978097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
The Current Women Superintendents in Texas: Still in the Minority
Sampson, Pauline; Davenport, Marie
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v8 n3 p143-158 Jul 2010
The superintendent is the highest ranking administrator in a school district (Katz, 2005). Despite increasing trends of women advancing in the fields of business and government, the superintendent position in school districts still has relatively few women (Brunner & Grogan, 2007; Dana & Bourisaw, 2006; Glass, 2000; Grogan & Brunner, 2005; Katz, 2004; Keller, 1999; Kowalski & Stouder, 1999). Grogan and Brunner (2005) determined that 18% of the nation's school districts were led by women. This limited percentage of women in the superintendent position is further questioned as the majority of educators are women and it is from this pool of people from which superintendents are primarily selected (Keller, 1999; Skrla, 2000a; Skrla, 2000b). The purpose of this study was to add to the literature focusing on the characteristics and perceptions of women superintendents through a feminist research construct to determine why there are still few women superintendents and establish recommendations for women aspiring to the top administrative school district positions.
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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: Texas