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Exploration in Role Analysis, Studies of The School Superintendency Role


reviewed by Mozell Hill 1959

coverTitle: Exploration in Role Analysis, Studies of The School Superintendency Role
Author(s): Neal Gross, Ward S. Mason, Alexander McEachern
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Much of the criticism of American education has been directed toward the quality of the leadership that is recruited, trained, and elected to manage public schools. The school superintendent has been, and remains, one of the chief targets of those who are on the firing line. But despite the general dissatisfactions and concerns of citizens as well as the ofttimes hidden and diffuse motivations of self-appointed critics, we do not have as yet a clear-cut conception of the nature of appropriate leadership roles to be played by an effective school superintendent. Moreover, we know very little about the personal qualities of individuals who make "good" school administrators. In fact, there are conflicting theories and methods concerning the role behavior and personal characteristics of the "ideal" superintendent of schools. There is a wide range of questions which receive different kinds of consideration from educational researchers. 1. Does the desired leadership in school administration... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 5, 1959, p. 292-292
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4381, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 3:07:51 AM

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