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Author Carter, Gene R., 1939-

Title The American school superintendent : leading in an age of pressure / Gene R. Carter, William G. Cunningham.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1997]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  371.2011 C323A    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxv, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The Jossey-Bass education series
Jossey-Bass education series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and index.
Contents Changing conditions and rising expectations -- The superintendent's changing role -- 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 -- Building community alliances -- Developing district capacity -- Motivating systemic change -- Creating innovative schools -- Harnessing the benefits of technology -- The superintendent of the future.
Summary This in-depth look at the ever-mounting pressures on the American school superintendent draws on interviews from across the country. The authors propose changes in the way the role of superintendent 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.
Subject School superintendents -- United States.
Educational leadership -- United States.
School management and organization -- United States.
Educational leadership. (OCoLC)fst00903527
School management and organization. (OCoLC)fst01107575
School superintendents. (OCoLC)fst01107844
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Schulaufsicht. (DE-588)4053449-2
United States.
Added Author Cunningham, William G.
Other Form: Online version: Carter, Gene R., 1939- American school superintendent. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1997 (OCoLC)606069104
ISBN 0787907995 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780787907990 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
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