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ERIC Number: ED329403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-5
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
School Board Presidents Describe Critical Incidents with Superintendents
Grady, Marilyn L.; Bryant, Miles
School board presidents identified what they perceived to be critical incidents in their work with superintendents. The study was a sequel to previous research concerning superintendents' perceptions of critical incidents with school board members. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with 59 school board presidents and asked them to describe a critical incident with a superintendent, to explain the consequences, and to rate the importance of 12 critical incidents previously identified by superintendents. The interviews yielded 75 incidents which were grouped into the following 11 categories: communication and human relations, staffing issues, ethnics, competence, personal issues, finance, athletics, policy, credential, New Age Church, and board member. When rating the critical incidents identified by superintendents in the previous study, board presidents rated superintendents as the most problematic category. The paper discusses implications of the findings for: (1) colleges and universities that prepare administrators; (2) state and local professional associations that provide continuing education for superintendents; (3) administrators and school board members; and (4) state departments of education. Communication, public relations, interpersonal relations, and human relations were the dominant themes in these interviews. Therefore, these areas should be strengthened in preparation programs, continuing education, and certification. Education for board members is also needed. This paper contains 16 references. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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