Balancing Act: The Political Role of the Urban School Superintendent / Edition 1

Balancing Act: The Political Role of the Urban School Superintendent / Edition 1

by Barbara L. Jackson
     
 

According to Barbara Jackson, public schools are and always have been part of the political process, and any effective school superintendent must maintain a delicate balance among forces and interests both political and educational. This book reviews the long history of the urban superintendent's changing role, with special attention to the racial and ethnic

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According to Barbara Jackson, public schools are and always have been part of the political process, and any effective school superintendent must maintain a delicate balance among forces and interests both political and educational. This book reviews the long history of the urban superintendent's changing role, with special attention to the racial and ethnic politics of the cities since the 1970s. Boston and Detroit are discussed as illustrative examples. The entire study is grounded in a wide range of published and unpublished information, including numerous interviews with urban superintendents and others in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819195630
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
List of Tables and Figures
About the Author
Ch. 1The Dimensions of the Superintendency1
Ch. 2History and Evolution of the Superintendency9
Ch. 3The Role of the School Board Today21
Ch. 4Minority Issues and Urban Politics33
Ch. 5The Current Reform Movement47
Ch. 6Summary and Implications for the Future57
Notes65
Bibliography69
Appendix75
Index83

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