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|Other Titles:||Gender and Career Development: An Analysis of the Promotion of Elementary School Principals in Taiwan|
Department od Education, NTNU
This project explored the career paths of elementary school principals in Taiwan. According to previous research, elementary school teachers' careers tend to follow either teaching or administrative pathways. However, the number of women who become higher-level administrators and particularly principals is disproportionately low, given the total number of women employed in elementary schools. The clear implication is that there is a gender gap here. This project thus asked (1) whether there is indeed gender discrimination in the practice of promoting teachers to principals in Taiwan's ele-mentary schools, and (2) what role is played here by factors related to female teachers' traditional domestic duties, such as marriage, childbearing, and the need to care for family members. Using the survey method and statistical analysis, the project's findings demonstrated a clear gender gap with regard to the “timing” of principals' earlier career paths: female principals tend to become high-level school administrators much later in life than male principals, and the causes of this phenomenon, in particular the domestic responsibility factor, were also investigated.The researchers hope to increase the opportunities for women in educational management. However, further empirical research is first needed in order to understand more precisely how the patriarchal power structure operates in this context. The findings of this project should therefore be useful as a foundation for further research.
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