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ERIC Number: EJ846191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
School Leader, Advocate, and the Good Neighbor: The Superintendent's Complex Relationship with the Board President, the School Board, and the Rest of the Community
Petersen, George; Williams, Barbara Morrow
Journal of School Public Relations, v26 n4 p252-280 Fall 2005
The ability of the superintendent to communicate ethical leadership to the community and demonstrate a positive relationship with the board president and the board of education has considerable influence on communities' perceptions of the quality of educational programs and the academic achievement of children. This investigation employed social-capital theory as a conceptual lens to investigate these relationships. Our findings suggest that district superintendents tread a fragile bridge where the sustainability of their leadership is dependent on their mastery of the interplay among ethics, advocacy, and community relations. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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