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Professional Administrators for America's Schools


reviewed by David B. Austin ó 1960

coverTitle: Professional Administrators for America's Schools
Author(s): American Association of School Administrators
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Two chapters of this, the final yearbook of the AASA, deserve the attention of all thoughtful educators. They point strongly to some of the most critical strengths and weaknesses of American public education. The first chapter, "A Board Seeks a Superintendent," is a disguised true report of the process whereby an actual (and probably superior) group of lay leaders searched for an executive officer to head their schools. The second chapter reports an extensive study appropriately called "Profile of the Superintendent." The remainder of this volume suffers from many of the usual limitations of writing done by a commission rather than by a skilled individual. There are internal inconsistencies and vexatious voids. It is pertinent to canvass practicing superintendents concerning their judgment about the values and limitations of their programs of preparation and then to ignore certain major specifics of their responses in developing a proposed program for the preparation of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 3, 1960, p. 254-254
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3233, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 9:13:27 AM

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