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ERIC Number: ED500274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-9
Pages: 424
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-0677-7
The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases. Second Edition
Kowalski, Theodore J.
SAGE Publications (CA)
Now in its Second Edition, "The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases," provides reflective summaries, pertinent questions, and case studies at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to engage in reflection by linking content with personal experiences. The text provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the school district superintendent position and a blend of theory and practical knowledge pertaining to contemporary practice. The Second Edition balances perspectives of the potential professional and personal rewards and challenges commonly experienced by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement. Following a preface, the book is organized into four parts: (1) School District Superintendents; (2) School Districts: Governance and Organization; (3) Superintendent Leadership and Management Responsibilities; and (4) Contemporary and Personal Perspectives. An author index and subject index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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