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ERIC Number: ED550267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2677-7102-5
Texas School Superintendent Competencies: A Comparative Analysis of the Perceptions of School Superintendents and School Board Presidents
Nichols, Brian Allan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Stephen F. Austin State University
As the accountability standards for schools throughout the nation become more pressing, the relationship between the school superintendent and the local school board has become even more critical to a school's success. A clearer picture of the desired competencies of school superintendents by local boards of education should assist both parties in decreasing any discrepancies in expectations. The proposed study identify the professional competencies of public school superintendents that are identified for successful employment in the state of Texas by both school board presidents and school superintendents. The population of the study consist of a stratified random sample of K-12 public school superintendents and school board presidents in Texas. The respondents rated the perceived importance of eight competencies using a five-point Likert-type scale. The surveys were then categorized based on district size, years served in the district by the superintendent, and years served on the board of education. The findings indicated that both board presidents and school superintendents perceived acting ethically and morally as the most important competency. Both respondents also indicated that knowing how to budget and allocate resources was perceived as the second most important competency. Significant differences were indicated between different size districts in the areas of instructional leadership and shaping school culture. [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: Texas