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Cox, Edward P.; Malone, Bobby G. – American School Board Journal, 2001
When 34 Indiana school-board presidents were surveyed regarding their districts' superintendent hiring processes, most were not impressed with candidate quality. Applicants' top weaknesses included insufficient administrative experience, limited communication skills, and inadequate knowledge of school finance. Internal candidates are scarce, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Selection, Attitudes
Cawelti, Gordon – American School Board Journal, 1982
Of 80 respondents to a questionnaire sent to urban superintendents, 80 percent gave their school boards either an A or a B rating. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
American School Board Journal, 1981
A recent survey reveals that 54 percent of the school board members nationwide believe board members should not be compensated for their work. The survey also provides statistics on the types of compensation currently given some boards. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Compensation (Remuneration), Elementary Secondary Education, Surveys
Hardiman, Priscilla M.; Curcio, Joan L.; Fortune, Jim C. – American School Board Journal, 1998
In two surveys, a substantial majority of school board members supported development of school-linked services to meet the needs of children and families. When given an opportunity to comment individually, some expressed ambivalence about fully supporting such services. Respondents felt substance-abuse services, health services, and parenting…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems
Marzano, Robert J.; Kendall, John S.; Gaddy, Barbara B. – American School Board Journal, 1999
The Mid Continent Regional Educational Laboratory polled 2,500 adults about what schools should teach, based on the McREL Standards database. If a curriculum were designed based on this survey, all health, technology, and work-skills standards would be included. All arts, foreign language, or historical understanding standards would be excluded.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Public Opinion
Marshall, Stephanie A.; Heller, Mel – American School Board Journal, 1983
Recent increases in the percentage of women on United States school boards is already changing the decision-making process. A DuPage County, Illinois, survey reveals that, for example, while male board members tend to emphasize administrative efficiency, women tend to get more involved in educational policy formation. (JBM)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females