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dc.contributor.advisorRury, John L.
dc.contributor.authorBajaj, Aarti
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-20T01:28:21Z
dc.date.available2011-09-20T01:28:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-27
dc.date.submitted2011
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:11695
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/8010
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines three dimensions - gender, race, and salary -- of the national teacher labor force that emerged in the post-World War II period. First, teaching became increasingly feminized; it became a stable occupation for college-educated women because with the lift of the marriage bar, women were allowed to work after marriage and having children. In regards to the racial and ethnic composition of the national teacher labor force, the whitening of the Southern teacher labor force in the post-desegregation era converged to that of the rest of the United States; the rate at which white teachers were hired as teachers was greater than that of black teachers. Finally, examining the salary returns to the bachelor's in education degree in the teacher and non-teacher labor markets the findings show that the bachelor's in education degree has the greatest salary return in teaching. The standardization of teacher education resulting from institutional isomorphism led to the regional convergence in the social characteristics of American teachers. Therefore, this dissertation is an historical analysis of the homogenization in the social characteristics of the American teacher labor force in the post-war era.
dc.format.extent189 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectEducational leadership
dc.subjectEducation policy
dc.subjectBlack teachers
dc.subjectInstitutional isomorpshism
dc.subjectRegional convergence
dc.subjectSalary
dc.subjectSouth
dc.subjectTeachers
dc.titleThe Evolution of the American Teacher Labor Force in the Latter 20th Century: Dimensions of Gender, Race, and Salary
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberGinther, Donna K
dc.contributor.cmtememberRice, Suzanne
dc.contributor.cmtememberSaatcioglu, Argun
dc.contributor.cmtememberWolf-Wendel, Lisa
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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