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ERIC Number: ED529440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 104
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-2602-4
Superintendents' Perceptions of Utilizing a Democratic Decision-Making Process in Learning Communities
Kruppe, Amy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lewis University
The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making processes of superintendents. Using a democratic lens and ethic of care, this researcher used a multiple case study design to examine two superintendents' perceptions of their processes. Analysis of interview data from the two cases showed that superintendents use a deliberative democratic decision-making process. This quantitative study forth brought four areas that should be considered when making decisions. These areas include the decision-making process itself, interaction with the community, interaction with the board of education, and managing obstacles. These areas have the potential to assist superintendents during their decision-making process in their schools. This research also supports the need for research to continue in the area of ethic of care for superintendents and the effect that is has on the decision-making process of superintendents. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States