School board perceptions of effective superintendents in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terry Grey Mitchell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Harold R. Snyder

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the personal and professional characteristics of effective school superintendents in North Carolina as perceived by school board members. School boards across the state are faced with the challenge of seeing how closely their perceptions of their superintendents fit the model of what is currently defined as effectiveness in school leaders. Furthermore, school board members are required by law to hire and fire, as well as evaluate their superintendent. Presumably such decisions are made in part on the basis of effectiveness. This study investigates these issues. School boards are charged by the state to oversee the effectiveness of schools and are selected to represent the corporate interest of the public at large. The chief school officer, the superintendent, is involved in the formation of policies which should guide school systems towards goals of national, state, as well as local concern.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
School superintendents $z North Carolina
School board members $z North Carolina $x Attitudes

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