ERIC Number: EJ911359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Stepping into the Fray: Using the Law to Create Common Ground
Dunaway, David M.; McColl, Ann; Nichols, Aimee V.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v7 n3 p49-59 Fall 2010
The purpose for this article is to explore the juxtaposition of legal expectations, conflicting community cultural values, and the role of the superintendent in these connected but often conflicting issues. The authors explore several issues through the lens of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs, the "Equal Access Act," and the role of the superintendents and boards of education. Legal and leadership perspectives share equal footing in the discussion which is aimed at helping superintendents, and through their decisions, boards and communities, successfully navigate around the legal and cultural shoals found in such situations.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Local Issues, Values, Boards of Education, Sexual Orientation, Youth Clubs, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Social Change, Superintendents, Administrator Role, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Styles, Legal Responsibility, School Law, Board Administrator Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access Act 1984; First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment