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ERIC Number: ED557523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-9823-2
Perceptions of African American Male Public School Superintendents in North Carolina on the Impact of Race on Their Superintendencies
Howard, Dorwin Llewelldyn, Sr.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
This qualitative case study gives authentic insight into the experiences of African American males who serve as local school superintendents in the state of North Carolina. It investigates their career experiences on the way to becoming a superintendent and while serving in the superintendent's role, particularly their perceptions of how, if at all, race has impacted their leadership as superintendent. This research seeks to know and understand what the superintendents perceive of the behaviors of people they have encountered during their tenures as educational leaders. The study poses the question of whether the experiences of African American superintendents are similar to those traditionally described by White superintendents or whether their race has impacted their leadership or careers in ways that Whites may not have had to deal with. Utilizing the conceptual framework of critical race theory, the researcher interviewed African American males who serve as public school superintendents in North Carolina. Data collection and analysis revealed whether common patterns of perceptions exist among research participants as to the impact of race on their superintendencies. [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: North Carolina