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Attitudes Toward Women as Jewish Day School Administrators

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Rita Lance

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education personnel and population)

Keywords: Professional Development; Empowerment; Day schools; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author reports the results of a study of the attitudes of administrators at Orthodox Jewish day schools toward female administrators in such schools. The author discusses trends and conclusions apparent from the study. Among these: that older administrators are more encouraging of female administratorship than younger administrators; that rabbis are less favorable toward this than non-rabbis; and other conclusions.

In Jewish Education News, Summer 1999.