ERIC Number: ED163593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-29
Reference Count: 0
The Political Meaning of Superintendency: Theory and Case Analysis of Socialization.
Volp, Frederick D.; Greenfield, William D.
The purpose of the research on which this paper is based is to develop fundamental understanding of the problem-solving behavior of school superintendents, given the political character of their work environment. Data drawn from interviews with a school superintendent and a long-standing consultant to school boards are relied on as the basis for developing a framework for understanding both the political nature of the superintendency and the character of the linkage between local and state education agencies as viewed by a chief school officer. This analysis is followed by a discussion of the implications of these observations for the political socialization of school superintendents. Related questions associated with research into politics, governance, superintendent-as-self, and training for the superintendency are also raised in the concluding portion of the paper. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)