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The Superintendent's Leadership in School Reform


reviewed by Arthur Blumberg ó 1989

coverTitle: The Superintendent's Leadership in School Reform
Author(s): Dorothy Fast Wissler, Flora Ida Ortiz
Publisher: Falmer Press, London
ISBN: 1850002622, Pages: , Year: 1988
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This book is a case study of the reorganization of a school district from one that was characteristically bureaucratic to one that was decentralized in both program and budget. Its focus is on the role of the superintendent, thus departing from the current concern with the principal in school-site change. The reform that is described is not the type of reform that has been center stage in this country over the last half dozen years or so. For that, minimally, we can be thankful. The process of reorganization took place between 1960 and 1978. It appears, though nowhere is it specifically so stated, that the book is the publication of the doctoral dissertation of the senior author. At least, it reads like a dissertation and there is a citation of the senior author’s doctoral study in the bibliography that suggests that is what we have. This is not to suggest... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 4, 1989, p. 646-647
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 517, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 10:33:36 AM

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