Perceptions of North Carolina school superintendents and their roles with board members in the policy process

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James Gordon Merrill (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study examined the relationship, as perceived by superintendents, between superintendents in North Carolina and their boards of education as they interact within the policy process. Since policy formation and implementation often lead to overlap, and therefore conflict, between school boards and superintendents, each actor's role and level of involvement in the policy process were examined. The research design was pre-experimental and employed a one-shot survey approach. The survey was based heavily upon the designs previously used by Ronald o. Loveridge and James Svara in their separate studies examining the role and involvement within the policy process between city councils and city managers. The data were examined against a Dichotomy-Duality Policy Model developed by James Svara. All superintendents in North Carolina were surveyed (134) and there was a 74% response. The construct validity of the survey instrument relied heavily on the similarity of governance structures between city councils and managers and school boards and superintendents.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
School board-superintendent relationships
School superintendents $z North Carolina
School boards $z North Carolina
School management and organization $z North Carolina

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