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ERIC Number: EJ1055010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-7615
The Interim Superintendent: A Case Study
Bigham, Gary; Nix, Susan J.
Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, v1 n1 p14-21 2011
Considering the vitally important role that the superintendent plays in the overall functioning and wellbeing of any school district, the filling of that position should never be done in haste. Due to the importance of this process and the time it requires, school districts often employ an interim superintendent. In this single case study, one researcher engaged in qualitative research by actually assuming the role of an interim superintendent in a small West Texas school. The findings that emerged from this study consisted of identifying duties and roles of the interim superintendent in comparison with those of the regular superintendent. Major differences were found in the roles of the two positions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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