ERIC Number: EJ617861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Heads of State: How Decentralization Changes the Administrator's Role.
Hess, Frederick M.
American School Board Journal, v187 n11 p38-40 Nov 2000
In decentralized districts like Houston's, principals and superintendents, formerly serving as managers responsible for executing policy directives, are assuming ceremonial and policy-making roles. Superintendents use their symbolic "headship" to build community at banquets, lead crisis-intervention efforts, and motivate underachieving school personnel. Costs and benefits are analyzed. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
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