ERIC Number: ED349699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Study of the American School Superintendency: America's Education Leaders in a Time of Reform.
Glass, Thomas E.
A survey of school district superintendents sought to gather data on a number of characteristics and compare the data to studies conducted in 1971 and 1982. From a random sample of 2,536 superintendents, stratified by district size, usable survey responses were received from 1,724, for a return rate of 68 percent, or 11 percent of all United States superintendents. In the study sample of 1,724 superintendents, only 115 are women, and only 66 are minority. The 1992 study includes data on the following: (1) personal profiles of superintendents, including gender, age, family status, education, and area of residence; (2) relationships with board members, including evaluation and terms of employment; (3) characteristics of school districts, including staffing, hiring practices, programming, and size; (4) selected community characteristics, including their involvement and influence in district decision making; (5) superintendents' opinions on key problems and issues in education; (6) issues surrounding the preparation of superintendents and professional development of practicing superintendents; and (7) career patterns of superintendents. (Contains 91 references.) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Board Administrator Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Public Schools, Salaries, School Demography, School District Size, School Districts, Superintendents, Tables (Data), Women Administrators
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.