The American School Superintendent: Leading in an Age of Pressure / Edition 1

The American School Superintendent: Leading in an Age of Pressure / Edition 1

by Gene R. Carter, William G. Cunningham
     
 

"[The American School SuperintAndent] is well-written. It includes the case studies and voices of those who know the job best. It provides a powerful treatise on the challenge of the job. But best of all, it gives one a sense of hope. Yes, those who stop reading partway through will wonder why anyone would want this job. But those who stay with the authors to the

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"[The American School SuperintAndent] is well-written. It includes the case studies and voices of those who know the job best. It provides a powerful treatise on the challenge of the job. But best of all, it gives one a sense of hope. Yes, those who stop reading partway through will wonder why anyone would want this job. But those who stay with the authors to the And will see that there are solutions to the problems and answers to the questions. Savvy leaders who can master the skills and attitudes necessary to navigate the perilous role of the superintAndency will be rewarded by success in fulfilling the most difficult—and potentially one of the most rewarding—jobs in American public life today."—From the foreword by Paul D. Houston. This in-depth look at the ever-mounting pressures on the American school superintAndent draws on interviews from across the country. The authors propose changes in the way the role of superintAndent is conceived and map out promising strategies for easing the burdens of the job. They also offer invaluable guidance from practitioners on working with boards, defusing crises, building community coalitions, and fostering school improvement and technological innovation to meet the needs of the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787907990
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/1997
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

THE SUPERINTANDENCY IN QUESTION.

Changing Conditions and Rising Expectations.

The SuperintAndent's Changing Role.

CHALLENGES AND DILEMMAS.

Negotiating Community Politics and Controversy.

Responding to Reform Goals and Mandates.

Doing More With Less—The Fiscal Crunch.

Resolving Conflicts With Boards.

Coping With Daily Crises.

The Personal and Professional Toll.

RESPONSES AND REMEDIES.

Building Community Alliances.

Developing District Capacity.

Motivating Systemic Change.

NEW DIRECTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

Creating Innovative Schools.

Harnessing the Benefits of Technology.

The SuperintAndency of the Future.

Vision and Responsibility for a Better America.

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