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ERIC Number: ED548321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 113
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-8772-1
High Impact District Governance: Effective School Board Member Actions and Behaviors
Rindo, Roger J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
The purpose of this study was to examine school board member behaviors to determine how those board members operationalized the broad constructs of high impact governance found in the literature. Behaviors of high impact governance were defined in this study as: Focusing on the district's strategic, long-term directions; addressing the district's short-term operational issues; and monitoring the district's educational, fiscal, and administrative performance. This study used a sequential mixed methods approach. The findings in this study suggest school board member behaviors are consistent with the literature in several areas, including the level of importance they place on the district's educational performance, and the need for boards to work in conjunction with the superintendent to identify district needs and develop plans to address those needs. The tendency of board members in this study to focus on the "big picture" and trust the superintendent to tend to the operational issues in the district as well as continual improvement efforts is supportive of the literature on policy governance. [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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