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ERIC Number: ED559615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 215
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-1780-4
Hiring Processes in California of the PK-12 Superintendency
Guthrie, Marcelline Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fresno
In California women are underrepresented in the position of superintendent, yet are overrepresented in the field of education. The research questions for this study were (a) What are the processes used to hire superintendents? and (b) What are the processes when a woman is hired as superintendent? This research examined how organizational culture, including climate, structure, systems, sex stereotype, role congruity, and concept of fit are related to access, attainment, and selection to the superintendency. This mixed-method study was conducted sequentially by surveying school district board members and interviewing school district board members and consultants. Three themes identified in this study--(a) board relations, (b) the types of hiring processes, and (c) the use of a consultant--are also interrelated. [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; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California