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ERIC Number: EJ918844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Superintendency in Retrospect
Beairsto, Bruce; Kelly, Chris
Education Canada, v50 n4 Fall 2010
In all its complexity, the superintendent's role is an essential one--to the school district as an organization and social institution, to the greater system of which the school district is a part, and to the profession and field of education. Most directly, the role and person within it are essential to the overall welfare of the school district--its stability and credibility, performance and progress. At the same time, neither the role nor the person should ever be preeminent. The school district and its schools are dynamic organisms, subject to, and generative of perpetual cycles of experience, activity, and development. No single position or person should ever presume to control or own that dynamism. Knowing and respecting it, managing it, guiding and positively influencing it, however, are all central to the superintendent's actual effectiveness and particular contribution to the ongoing life of the organization. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada