The New Superintendency, 6

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing Perspectives on the New Superintendency
Pt. I Of Candidates, Pools and Preparation
1 The Disappearing Superintendent Applicant: The Invitation to Apply Goes Unanswered 3
2 Preparing the Next Generation of Superintendents: Integrating Professional and Experiential Knowledge 19
3 Gender Differences in Superintendents' Perceptions of Professional Preparation Programs 55
Pt. II Of Women and People of Color
4 Women and Men in the Superintendency: A Case of a Promising Research Alliance 75
5 Hispanic Females' School Leadership: Cases of Superintending 87
6 A Superintendent's Approach to Coalition Building: Working with Diversity to Garner Support for Educational Initiatives 95
7 Dangerous Intersection: A Meta-Ethnographic Study of Gender, Power, and Politics in the Public School Superintendency 115
Pt. III Of School Boards and Communities
8 Motivations for School Board Membership: Implications for Decision Making 135
9 Community and Control in the Superintendency 153
10 A New Political Balance Between Superintendent and Board: Clarifying Purpose and Generating Knowledge 169
11 The Future of Local School Governance: Implications for Board Members and Superintendents 183
Pt. IV Of Power, Politics and Policy
12 Institutional Barriers to Educational Reform: A Superintendents' Role in District Decentralization 205
13 Legislative Change and the Superintendency in British Columbia, Canada 229
Pt. V Of Soul and Transformation
14 The New Superintendency as Guardian of Justice and Care 249
15 Souling the New Superintendency: Individual Souls Healing the Soul of the World 267
About the Authors 285
Subject Index 291
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