This book provides both theoretical and practical insights into the evolving responsibilities associated with being the chief executive officer of a school system. Treats school administration as a science and a craft involving professional artistry, and examines the position in relation to challenges and potential frustrations and accomplishments. Describes contemporary superintendency in the context of four role conceptualizations (professional educator, business manager, statesman, social scientist). Traces the evolution of each role's expectations and discusses their continued emphasis in current practice. Considers policy development -- with an emphasis on deregulation and decentralization. Focuses on relevant issues, including communication, decision making, ethical practice, personal career planning, and professional development. For educators interested in school administration and the professional practice in superintendency.
Copyright © 1999, Theodore J. Kowalski.
Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Kowalski, Theodore J., "The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases" (1999). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 50.
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