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dc.contributor.advisorDuncan, James Paulen
dc.creatorBeck, Alison Jeanen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:22:56Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:22:56Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifierb56717362en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/453en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractHistorical patterns of gender discrimination in institutions of higher education have been well documented, including the structures and practices that reproduce sexism and inhibit change. Despite women having equity of access at the student and junior faculty levels of the university, there continues to be a dearth of women in tenured faculty and top administrative positions. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the experiences of, and the strategies used by, women faculty and women administrators when faced with resistant discourses of gender inequity in a research university. Using a phenomenological approach, selected women participated in focus groups and interviews giving rich descriptions of their lives in the academy. The findings of this study suggest that the women in administrative positions have more resources and stronger support networks than their faculty counterparts. The women faculty described experiences indicating they were more vulnerable to subtle sex discrimination practices than women administrators. However, the women exemplified a diversity of responses to gender inequity and their experiences suggest that the problem is more complex than the structural or temporal solutions currently provided. Recommendations to assist the advancement of women to senior positions in the university are discussed.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshWomen college administrators--United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshWomen college teachers--United Statesen
dc.titleThrough the looking-glass ceiling: the advancement of women administrators and women faculty in an institution of higher educationen
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.identifier.oclc55964896en
dc.identifier.proqst3110750en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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