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ERIC Number: ED415215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Work-Related Behaviors of Elected and Appointed Local Superintendents of Education in the State of Alabama.
McGriff, Toni Hughes; Bishop, Harold; Rice, Margaret
This study examined the perceptions of school board chairs and teacher leaders regarding the work-related behaviors of Alabama's elected and appointed local school superintendents. A mailed survey sought information on: demographics; work-related behaviors identified as essential for successful school system leadership; perceptions of superintendents' general leadership performance in the specific educational delivery system; and specific school improvement actions initiated/completed by the superintendent within the past 5 years. Participants were: (1) 80 current school board chairs of Alabama public school systems within each of Alabama's school districts that elected superintendents and appointed school superintendents and (2) teacher leaders from each of the 80 districts. Over 50 percent completed the mailed survey, with fairly equal response from the two groups. Board chairs had more positive perceptions than did teacher leaders. There was no relationship between the groups regarding perceptions of superintendents' general leadership performance. There were 23 frequently demonstrated work-related behaviors for superintendents, with appointed superintendents demonstrating them more often than elected superintendents. Elected superintendents initiated/completed specific improvement actions more often than did appointed superintendents. Both groups of superintendents had initiated/completed technology purchases, purchased new school buses, constructed new schools and other buildings, and provided instructional material and supplies to students. (Contains 17 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama