A historical study of women in public school administration from 1900-1977

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Erma Toomes Scarlette (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study of American Women in Public School Administration investigated the role of women in school administration from the beginning of the century (1900) through 1977. Some of the women who have served in an administrative capacity and have made outstanding contributions to education were included in this study as a means of establishing credibility toward women's performance in leadership roles. The lack of women at the upper levels of the educational hierarchy is a situation which this study attempted to investigate along with the changes in the status of women that the recent Women's Rights Movement and federal legislation have initated. The more notable research on women in administration offered documented evidence for the study, although the majority of the studies were concentrated on the principalship at the elementary level. Books and articles concerning the role of women in society furnished much evidence of the lack of women in decision-making roles. From this material only the most significant information was gleaned. The information for the biographical sketches was acquired from both published and unpublished materials.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Women school administrators $z United States
Women in education $z United States
Public schools $z United States $x History $y 20th century

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