Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

7-2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

2009 Pro>Active Publications

Comments

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 7, No.3-July 2009 rSSN: 1541-6224

Abstract

This is an analysis of equity in Iowa educational leadership from the 1978-1979 school year through 2007-2008, and the extent to which rapidly changing stu- dent racial demographics are reflected in the schools. We found that male princi- pals continue to outnumber women 6: 1 in rural districts, but in urban schools the rate is closer to 1: 1. Female superintendents are now paid statistically the same as men, but women in every other educational position make on average less money than men. The data also reveal that the race of Iowa educators has not shifted to reflect the increasingly racially diverse student body.

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