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ERIC Number: EJ1090318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-6569
The Glass Maze and Predictors for Successful Navigation to the Top Seat to the Superintendency
DiCanio, Denise; Schilling, Laura; Ferrantino, Antonio; Rodney, Gretchen Cotton; Hunter, Tanesha N.; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Tatum, Stephanie
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v12 n4 p66-85 Win 2016
A predictive model of assistant superintendents willingness to become superintendent was created using three factors: personal (age, gender, marital status, and parenthood), professional (district size, district needs, and being mentored), and volition (willingness to appear for multiple interviews, give up their current position, be interviewed by search firms, build alliances within the community, and the desire to lead a district). One hundred and forty-nine assistant superintendents in diverse areas participated in a survey distributed in New York, 70 females and 79 males. The results showed the most influential variables in the assistant superintendent's willingness to become a superintendent are district size, type of mentorship, and volition for both females and males but to differing degrees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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