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ERIC Number: ED460424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Facing a Crisis in Representation: An Urban Superintendent and the Press.
Brunner, C. Cryss
The purpose of this paper is to examine--using single-case qualitative ethnographic methods--how an urban superintendent responded to a "crisis in representation" with the intent that such an examination will be instructive for other superintendents faced with similar challenges. opens with a description of methodology followed by a brief discussion about "The Media." Next, two major sections entitled "The Newspaper's and Dr. Kelly's Definitions and Uses of Power" and "The Newspaper and Dr. Kelly View Each Other" weave the narrative data, data analysis, and discussion together. The third major section, which focuses on "Dr. Kelly's Effect on the 'Crisis in Representation' and the Press," presents information gathered during onsite visits. Finally, five findings are reported and two conclusions are advanced. The superintendent's response to the media was effective, in part, because of her definition and use of power. The need for superintendents to be skilled in representation and in the use of power as shared is emphasized. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A