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ERIC Number: ED308604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Pages: 59
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A Study of the Selection of Superintendents of Schools in New York State: Overview of Results.
Hess, Fritz
This document focuses on the factors surrounding the selection of superintendents of schools in New York State. Using responses from practicing superintendents, the structures and processes used to recruit these individuals are analyzed. Superintendents in 661 local school districts in New York State were surveyed in February 1988. Findings focused on the following variables: (1) background information concerning school districts; (2) background information concerning superintendents; (3) selection process for positions; (4) approaches to selection process; (5) attitudes toward selection process; (6) reasons for taking positions; and (7) other information. The data showed that approaches of individual districts vary according to levels of consultant participation. The superintendents said the major reason for accepting their current positions was the specific characteristics of the employing district. The pattern of responses to the survey demonstrated that participating superintendents felt strongly that the local board of education should play an active role in the selection of school executives. Information collected in the survey also indicated that boards of education should become more involved in the recruitment of superintendents of schools on a statewide basis. Thirty-three data tables are appended. (18 references). (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York