Date of Award

Fall 1993

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)




This study examined the career paths of women district administrators in the State of Wisconsin, emphasizing the barriers, factors, and strategies which impacted upon career advancement. Information was gathered through surveys and comprehensive case study interviews. Researchers have investigated the lack of women in administrative positions, usually concentrating on career path differentials between males and females. Literature which addresses ways in which women were successful in overcoming promotional barriers is lacking and little is known about the women who have successfully attained leadership positions. An examination of the experiences of female administrators who have been successful in attaining positions of district administrator/superintendent may lead to a better understanding of career advancement strategies. This information may positively impact women seeking advancement and encourage other women to seek promotional opportunities.



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