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A wealth of qualitative data concerning urban districts and their school superintendents in the United States is contained in this book. Theodore J Kowalski examines the lives of 17 urban school superintendents focusing on their problems and aspirations. Of particular significance is the discussion of how factors such as community environment, organizational change and culture, and the person in the job combine to influence decision-making and administrative behaviour.



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Chapter 12, "The Present and the Future: Challenges Ahead," is included in this repository with the express permission of Sage Publishing, parent company of Corwin Publishing. Any matter from the book must be properly attributed.

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Corwin Publishing

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Thousand Oaks, CA



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