The discrimination against women in managerial position in Soweto senior secondary schools
Rakgoathe, Ambrose Pule
This study focuses on the factors that prevent female teachers from occupying positions of senior management in senior secondary schools. These factors are seen as contributing to gender discrimination in the teaching profession, which is dominated by females. The study established that female teachers are discriminated against when being considered for promotion to positions of power and decision-making. Hence their under-representation in such positions (although it is not suggested that this discrimination is deliberate). Strategies are taken by the Gauteng Department of Education to eradicate gender discrimination. These strategies are not as effective as envisaged because those administering them are still holding onto patriarchal perceptions in as far as women and managerial positions are concerned. However, in some cases, women have been reported to be their own enemies as they tend not to support each other.