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Study of the American Superintendency 2000 A Look at the Superintendent of Education in the New Millennium

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ISBN-10: 0876522452

ISBN-13: 9780876522455

Edition: 2000

Authors: Thomas Glass, Lars Bjork, C. Cryss Brunner

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This publication is the ninth 10-Year Study of the American School Superintendent commissioned by AASA. This basic reference work on the superintendency is the largest and most comprehensive look at the men and women leading our nation's public schools. It includes a wide range of information about and from superintendents, including chapters devoted to women and minority school leaders.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Executive Summary
The Superintendency
A Quick Look Back
The Future of the Superintendency
Bibliography
The 2000 Study
Survey Objectives
Survey Population
Content Areas
Instrument Development
Sample Selection
Survey Implementation and Return Rate
Data Analysis
Personal Characteristics
Gender and Race
Age
Career Path
Early Retirement
Attrition
Marital Status
Politics and Political Party Preference
Community Background
Bibliography
Professional Experience
Entry into Administration
What's in a Name?
Years Superintendents Spend in the Classroom
Extracurricular Activities
Gaining the First Superintendency
Number of Superintendencies
Years in the Superintendency
Superintendent Tenure
Mentoring, Discrimination, Hiring
Superintendents Spending a Career in One District
Number of States in Which Superintendents Served
Selection to the Superintendency
Participation in Professional Organizations
Professional Journals Read by Superintendents
Mentoring and Being a Mentor
Future Plans of Superintendents
Bibliography
Superintendent/School Board Relations
Power Struggles
Who Initiates Policy?
How Are Board Members Oriented?
Community Participation
Community Pressure Groups
Board Abilities
Elected or Appointed?
Evaluations and Job Descriptions
The Why and How of Evaluation
Superintendent Evaluation Ratings
Board Expectations
Do Boards Accept Policy Recommendations?
Superintendents Working with Boards
Problems Board Members Face
Problems Superintendents Face
Self-Perceptions
Factors that Inhibit Effectiveness
Reasons to Leave a District
Reasons to Leave the Field
Fulfillment
Prestige
Stress
Communication Sources
If They Could Do It All Over Again
Summary
Bibliography
Female Superintendents
Personal Demographics
District Demographics
Career Paths: The Road More Traveled
The Search
Moving On
Professional Development
Educational Research
Contracts and Evaluation
Board Demographics, Dynamics, and Decision Making
School Board Decision Making and Board Dynamics
Stress, Self-fulfillment, and Prestige
Bibliography
Ethnic Minority Superintendents
Personal Demographics
District Demographics
Type of Community Lived in Prior to College/Type of Community in Which School District Is Located
District Enrollment and School-Business Partnerships
Career Paths--The Road More Traveled
Professional Development
Contracts and Evaluation
Board Demographics, Dynamics, and Decision Making
Stress, Fulfillment, Prestige, and Challenges of the Superintendency
Bibliography
Professional Preparation and Training
Formal Academic Training and Degrees
The Educational Administration Reports
Strengthening Field Connections
Evaluation of University-Based Programs
Professional Associations, Preparation and Standards
The Perception of Administrator Shortage
A Look at the 2000 Study Data
Formal Academic Preparation and Degrees
Education Prior to the Superintendency
Issues and Challenges Facing the Superintendency Today
Emphasis of Preservice and Inservice Education Programs
Educational Research
Quality of Educational Administration Programs
Quality of Programs
Quality of Instructors
University-Based Professional Preparation Programs
Non-University-Based Professional Development and Training
Summary
Bibliography
Index of Tables