NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ726694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 1
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Communicating with Boards
School Administrator, v63 n1 p48 Jan 2006
How school board presidents view the communication behaviors of their superintendents was addressed in a doctoral dissertation by H. Steve Sprunger at Purdue University. His study examined the communication behaviors and perceived leadership strength of superintendents as perceived by board presidents. This study was conducted by sending out the Survey of Effective Communication and Management Skills of the Superintendent to all 293 school board presidents in Indiana. School board presidents reported that accuracy in the information they receive was their most-valued communication behavior, followed by appropriate disclosure of information to all board members. They also indicated they highly valued face-to-face communication, while e-mail communication was not highly desired. School board presidents also indicated that those superintendents who were excellent in meeting communication behaviors desired were perceived as effective leaders.
American Association of School Administrators. 801 North Quincy Street Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203-1730. Tel: 703-528-0700; Fax: 703-841-1543; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana