ERIC Number: ED440475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Study of the American School Superintendency, 2000. A Look at the Superintendent of Education in the New Millennium.
Glass, Thomas E.; Bjork, Lars; Brunner, C. Cryss
The 2000 American Association of School Administrators Ten-Year Study of the American School Superintendent cites reports from superintendents that the superintendency is a very viable and rewarding career in public service. Despite this, they do indicate that a number of problems and troubling challenges exist; however, not so many as to seriously impair the educational process in their districts. The 2000 study results do not dramatically differ from those of the 1982 and 1992 studies. Both of these studies contain many questions comparable to those found in the present study. These parallels have allowed the authors to analyze the 2000 data with a historical perspective. The 2000 sample is the largest of any of the Ten-Year studies, containing responses from 2,262 superintendents. Of those reporting their gender, 1,953 were male and 297 were female, with 114 respondents identifying themselves as minorities. This report supplies information in the following subcategories: school board relationships, career patterns, superintendent tenure, stress in the superintendency, important problems facing superintendents and boards, satisfaction with the superintendency, community pressure/special interest groups, who influences the board, expectations of the superintendent by the board, communication with board members, female superintendents, minority superintendents, professional preparation, and superintendent salaries. Contains approximately 100 references. (DFR)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Influence, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Public Schools, Salaries, Superintendents, Supervisory Training, Tables (Data), Women Administrators
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.