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The School Superintendent
Theory, Practice, and Cases

Third Edition


January 2013 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases, Third Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the school district superintendent position and a blend of theory and practical knowledge pertaining to contemporary practice in this pivotal position. Readers are encouraged to engage in reflection by linking content with personal experiences. This objective is pursued by providing reflective summaries, pertinent questions and case studies at the end of each chapter.

The Third Edition continues to focus contextual variables influencing practice in an information-based and reform-minded society. Current reform strategies are identified and their effects on current and future role expectations for superintendents are discussed. Special attention is given to the emerging role of superintendent as communicator. The book also contains two other noteworthy features: balanced perspectives of the potential rewards and challenges commonly experienced by school superintendents; and career development information. The former topic includes both professional and personal issues; the latter encompasses career planning, application and interview processes, and quality-of-life considerations.

 
Preface
 
PART I: THE POSITION: ROLES AND CONTEXT
 
1. Defining Practice
 
2. Society and Schools
 
PART II: SCHOOL DISTRICTS: STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITY
 
3. School Districts as Organizations
 
4. School Boards
 
5. Superintendent and School Board Relationships
 
6. School District Policy
 
PART III: SUPERINTENDENT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
 
7. Providing Leadership at the District Level
 
8. Community Leadership
 
9. Material Resources Management
 
10. Human Resources Management
 
PART IV: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES
 
11. Contemporary Challenges
 
12. Personal Dispositions and Practice
 
13. Seeking the Position
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Author

I am still reviewing the contents and will probably adopt and have on the shelf this summer in the bookstore.

Dr. Stokes

Dr Dorothy Stokes
Educational Leadership, Jackson State University
March 21, 2014

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CH 11


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ISBN: 9781452241081
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