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Destined to rule the schools : women and the superintendency, 1873-1995

Author: Jackie M Blount
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998.
Series: SUNY series in educational leadership.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blount, Jackie M., 1959-
Destined to rule the schools.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97025555
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie M Blount
ISBN: 058505908X 9780585059082 9780791437292 0791437299 9780791437308 0791437302 0791496910 9780791496916
OCLC Number: 42855313
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Their first great public profession --
2. A distinctly higher walk --
3. Out of politics --
4. A change in fashion --
5. The way of the buffalo --
6. Is this all? --
7. Conclusion --
Appendix: Historical data on women's representation in the school superintendency --
Notes --
Series Title: SUNY series in educational leadership.
Responsibility: Jackie M. Blount.
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Blount (curriculum and instruction, Iowa State U.) takes her title from a proclamation by the superintendent of the Chicago schools in 1909, that because nearly 80% of teachers were women, they would soon dominate administration as well. She describes the era, and how backlash against single women educators after World War and a rigid realignment of gender roles in schools led to a rapid decline in women administrators that has changed little to the present. She suggests that the positions were made appointive to reduce the influence of newly enfranchised women voters, and explores the role of homophobia in creating and perpetuating the rigid gender roles. One chapter has been published separately. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


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