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ERIC Number: EJ810656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Manitoba Superintendents: Mentoring and Leadership
Crippen, Carolyn; Wallin, Dawn
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v36 n4 p546-565 2008
The role of the school superintendent is complex and challenging. The type of leadership exemplified by school superintendents is crucial to their ability to respond appropriately and adequately to growing diversity issues and economic, social and community influences. Because individuals learn from the styles and/or characteristics of others whom they would like to emulate, this localized qualitative study asked superintendents to elaborate on the nature and characteristics of the people who have most influenced their leadership style. Who were these mentors? What specific characteristics were identified in the mentors? In what ways are these characteristics evident in superintendents' own leadership styles? A critical lens of servant-leadership was used to analyze the information gathered from Manitoba superintendents. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada