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ERIC Number: ED328945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
The Superintendency and School Leadership. The National Center for School Leadership Project Report.
Crowson, Robert L.; Morris, Van Cleve
Current school restructuring experiments are likely to result in more balanced local education systems characterized by decentralized and centralized control. The potential leadership contributions of school district superintendents in a balanced system are described in this exploratory study, which is based on agency theory, a politics-oriented analysis of organization hierarchy. Interviews with 10 predominantly male elementary school superintendents and observation of 5 superintendents indicate that the allocation of responsibility for risk, understanding of the system as a whole, and integration of school district and community norms and values are important leadership contributions. (40 references) (LMI)
Publications, National Center for School Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3325 Beckman, 405 N. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Beckman Inst. for Advanced Science and Technology.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A