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ERIC Number: ED341118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Relationships between Superintendents and Boards of Education: Year Two of a Longitudinal Study.
Sharp, William L.; Newman, Isadore
The relationship between the board of education of a public school system and the school superintendent is extremely important to the functioning and progress of the system. First-time Ohio superintendents were surveyed at the end of their first and second years about their perceptions of their relationships with their boards of education (N=58). These superintendents were questioned about: (1) their boards' trust and confidence in them; (2) the nature and extent of communication between the board and superintendent; and (3) the job satisfaction of the superintendents. Ten research questions and the methods used to conduct the survey are described. Discussed are the results, in descriptive and tabulated forms, on the elements of trust and confidence, communication, board policy review, job satisfaction, board-superintendent activities, and job paths. The results include that the superintendents had a more realistic view of the school board, and the superintendents seemed to recognize those things which the board felt were important and those which were not so important. After 2 years in these positions, the superintendents were still happy with their career choice, were not worrying about losing their jobs, and felt that their boards perceived them as competent. (Author/RR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio