Women and School Administration

  • Kathleen V. Cairns

Abstract

An issue of present personal and political concern in education is the under-representation of women in administrative positions within the public and separate school systems. Two usual explanations for this problem - discrimination against female applicants and failure of women to apply for such positions - are discussed. Particular reference is made to the implications of the "motivation to avoid success" syndrome and possible intervention programmes which might be implemented by school hoards or teachers' associations.

 

Published
2018-05-11
Section
Articles