ERIC Number: ED497046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
The State of the American School Superintendency: A Mid-Decade Study
Glass, Thomas E.; Franceschini, Louis A.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book presents the largest and most comprehensive look at the men and women leading the nation's public schools. This profile of the school superintendency offers a close examination of: (1) superintendents' personal characteristics, professional experience, and professional preparation and training; (2) superintendent/school board relations; (3) other issues affecting education and leadership; (4) the history of the school superintendent in American public education and more! This study is a valuable resource for school leaders, aspiring school leaders, and those charged with preparing and supporting school leaders. The book contains seven chapters: (1) Historical Perspectives: The Ten Year Studies of the American School Superintendent; (2) The 2006 Study of the American Superintendency; (3) Superintendent Demographics; (4) Career Path and Preparation Concerns; (5) Working Conditions of the Superintendency: (6) Board Relations; and (7) Board Evaluation and Contracts.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Public Education, Superintendents, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Educational Environment, Educational History, National Surveys, Demography, Career Development, Work Environment, Administrator Evaluation, Contracts, Board Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A