Factors Affecting the Career Path and Aspiration Level of a School LeaderFactors Affecting the Career Path and Aspiration Level of a School Leader

Do today's men and women pursue leadership positions for the same reasons?

Author: April M. Hershey

Publisher: VDM Publishing

ISBN: 3836427877


Page: 168

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Do today's men and women pursue leadership positions for the same reasons? Do the career paths of men and women differ in duration and types of positions held? What personal and professional variables affect the aspiration to leadership? The purpose of the this study was to investigate differences between males and females who were actively pursuing or not pursuing the superintendent's position with respects to personal and professional variables. Gender, personal characteristics, career path, career barriers and career facilitators were examined in relationship with aspiration level to the school superintendency. Findings showed the interaction between gender and career path was significant. More males tended to have linear career paths, while more females had non-linear career paths. In addition, the analysis of the career path interactions showed that male respondents in a linear career path were significantly larger than those in a non-linear career path. Female respondents were divided evenly between linear and non-linear paths. This study also found a majority of women to be firstborn as in previous research.

Australian Women and CareersAustralian Women and Careers

Danziger , N. ( 1983 ) Sex - related factors in the aspirations of high school students , Sex Roles , 9 , pp . ... R. , Ewing , J. & Burrows , G. ( 1989 ) Roles and achievements : factors affecting career success of medical graduates ...

Author: Millicent Poole

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521567572


Page: 316

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This unique book draws on an Australia-wide, longitudinal study, which traces the careers of 3,500 individuals over two decades. The authors use this rich data to explore important aspects of women's careers. Women have been at the vanguard of social and occupational change during this period, and the authors examine the impact on women's lives of the concurrent changes in Australia's educational, occupational, social, and political profile. They look at areas such as attainment, orientations, success criteria, conflict, and stress. The book provides a useful critique and summary of existing career and occupational theories, pointing to crucial gender differences in the development of careers. The authors propose a new model of career development which embraces the experiences of both women and men, and make policy recommendations relevant to employers, career analysts and advisers, and governments.

Women s Contribution to Higher Education and Social TransformationWomen s Contribution to Higher Education and Social Transformation

Aspiration. to. Higher. Education. Leadership. This section considers the individual desire of women academics to participate in leadership in high positions within the university, along with various factors that facilitate career ...

Author: Lucy A. Wakiaga

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030956226


Page: 262

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This book provides deep insights about women in higher education and their contributions to society. Using Kenya as a case study, it places women in higher education at the center of the socioeconomic, political and cultural discourse both within and outside the higher education institution. It is notable that even with the progress made, both in Kenya and globally, gender considerations in social, economic, political and cultural spheres is still minimal. In higher education, gender imbalance is still distinct in varied areas such as career advancement, leadership, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities. In society, women’s efforts still seem to go unnoticed. The aim of these chapters, therefore, is to share women’s research in higher education and in society especially innovative policy and practice concepts, all aimed at contributing to social transformation.

Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through EducationHandbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education

research is that it is seldom reviewed for juried journal publications since the majority of dissertation research, whether about women or men, is not published. Therefore, many studies on gender and leadership reach a limited audience ...

Author: Susan S. Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317639619


Page: 768

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First published in 1985, the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education quickly established itself as the essential reference work concerning gender equity in education. This new, expanded edition provides a 20-year retrospective of the field, one that has the great advantage of documenting U.S. national data on the gains and losses in the efforts to advance gender equality through policies such as Title IX, the landmark federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education, equity programs and research. Key features include: Expertise – Like its predecessor, over 200 expert authors and reviewers provide accurate, consensus, research-based information on the nature of gender equity challenges and what is needed to meet them at all levels of education. Content Area Focus – The analysis of gender equity within specific curriculum areas has been expanded from 6 to 10 chapters including mathematics, science, and engineering. Global/Diversity Focus – Global gender equity is addressed in a separate chapter as well as in numerous other chapters. The expanded section on gender equity strategies for diverse populations contains seven chapters on African Americans, Latina/os, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, American Indians, gifted students, students with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Action Oriented – All chapters contain practical recommendations for making education activities and outcomes more gender equitable. A final chapter consolidates individual chapter recommendations for educators, policymakers, and researchers to achieve gender equity in and through education. New Material – Expanded from 25 to 31 chapters, this new edition includes: *more emphasis on male gender equity and on sexuality issues; *special within population gender equity challenges (race, ability and disability, etc); *coeducation and single sex education; *increased use of rigorous research strategies such as meta-analysis showing more sex similarities and fewer sex differences and of evaluations of implementation programs; *technology and gender equity is now treated in three chapters; *women’s and gender studies; *communication skills relating to English, bilingual, and foreign language learning; and *history and implementation of Title IX and other federal and state policies. Since there is so much misleading information about gender equity and education, this Handbook will be essential for anyone who wants accurate, research-based information on controversial gender equity issues—journalists, policy makers, teachers, Title IX coordinators, equity trainers, women’s and gender study faculty, students, and parents.