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ERIC Number: EJ883712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
South Carolina Superintendents' Change Style Preferences
Melton, Annette Ghent; Cox, Edward P.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v7 n1 p24-36 Spr 2010
Little is known about the change style preferences of superintendents, and how they differ from school principals and from business leaders and whether a superintendent's change-style preference affects student achievement. The purpose of this study was to explore the change-style preferences of South Carolina superintendents, compare them with other leaders and identify potential links to student achievement. The "Change Style Indicator" developed by Musselwhite and Ingram was used to identify personal change styles: "conserver," "pragmatist," and "originator." The responses of the South Carolina superintendents were more conservative than principals or business leaders. While links to student achievement from the office of the superintendent can be elusive, it remains an area in need of continued research. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina