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Sex Equity in Organization Development [microform] : Numbers and Processes / Joyce P. Gall
Bib ID 5426881
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Gall, Joyce P
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
17 p. 

To investigate whether the proportion of males to females employed as educational organizational development (OD) practitioners is equitable, sex distribution data from three recent sources are presented in female-male ratios, in categories that define the available talent pool for educational leadership, educational leadership positions, and OD practitioners. Examination of the available talent pool shows that, based on sex equity, at least one in every two or three of the top administrative and research positions in educational leadership should be held by females. In fact, the data reveal the ratios of women to men to be 1 to 50 in superintendency positions, 1 to 6 or 7 in top administrative and research positions, and 1 to 6 in OD. The study also explores the view that traditional applications of the OD process that encourage participants being open to, and influenced by, feedback, as well as supporting others, may actually inhibit rather than promote sex equity. Citing Rosabeth Moss Kantor, who has pointed out that most women in organizations would benefit more from deemphasizing these behaviors and moving toward more active self-determination, effective competition, and individual striving, the report summarizes Kantor's specific suggestions to promote sex equity among both OD practitioners and their clients. (MLF)


ERIC Note: Presented at the Annual Conference for Facilitators of Organization Development in Education (3rd, Eugene, OR, February 1979).


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrators.  |  College Faculty.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Equal Education.  |  Equal Opportunities (Jobs)  |  Higher Education.  |  Leadership.  |  Occupational Surveys.  |  Organizational Development.  |  Professors.  |  Ratios (Mathematics)  |  Research and Development Centers.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Sex Fairness.  |  State Departments of Education.  |  Superintendents.  |  Women Faculty.
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
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