ERIC Number: ED031782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Career and Place Bound School Superintendents: Some Sociological Differences. A Project Report.
Carlson, Richard O.
Behavioral differences between school superintendents who achieve their positions through promotion in the home district (place bound) and those who achieve their positions through movement from one school system to another (career bound) were analyzed by means of interviews with 61 superintendents in one county. The study examined the rate of adoption of educational innovations, positions in the social structure of school superintendents, and reference group orientations. The data reveal that: (1) Career bound superintendents are quicker to adopt educational innovations; (2) place bound men are less involved in the social network of superintendents and have lower status among chief school officials; and (3) the reference group of place bound superintendents is formed by their subordinates, who are not the most accurate in evaluating the superintendents' work. A related document is EA 002 419. (Author/MLF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.