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Perceptions Of Principles Toward The Leadership Behaviors Of Superintendents, Nicholas G. Carter Mar 2018

Perceptions Of Principles Toward The Leadership Behaviors Of Superintendents, Nicholas G. Carter

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A capstone submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in the College of Education at Morehead State University by Nicholas G. Carter on March 26, 2018.


A Case Study Of Hispanic Female School Superintendents In Rural Schools Of The Rio Grande Valley In Deep South Texas, Irma C. Castillo May 2016

A Case Study Of Hispanic Female School Superintendents In Rural Schools Of The Rio Grande Valley In Deep South Texas, Irma C. Castillo

Theses and Dissertations

Underrepresentation of women in the position of school superintendent is an ongoing dilemma impacting social constructs, as well as public education. The few Hispanic females that lead schools tend to be employed in rural schools. The dearth of female Hispanic school superintendents questions the factors impacting such a trend. This study explored the factors contributing to the low rate of Hispanic female superintendents; attempted to understand the extent to which Hispanic women are more likely to secure positions in small rural school districts; and examined the discrimination issues these women may have experienced. A qualitative, case study methodology was used …


Development Of A School District: The Role And Contributions Of Clark County, Nevada School District Superintendents, 1956 – 2000, Patrick W. Carlton Jan 2016

Development Of A School District: The Role And Contributions Of Clark County, Nevada School District Superintendents, 1956 – 2000, Patrick W. Carlton

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Servant Leadership Style And Michigan Public School Superintendents As Measured By Meap Reading And Math Proficiency, Antoinette Pearson Dec 2013

The Relationship Between Servant Leadership Style And Michigan Public School Superintendents As Measured By Meap Reading And Math Proficiency, Antoinette Pearson

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Superintendent Leadership During Economic Austerity: A Multiple Case Study, Douglas Paul Finch Dec 2012

Superintendent Leadership During Economic Austerity: A Multiple Case Study, Douglas Paul Finch

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

In contrast with recent decades of economic growth and stability, today's education funding landscape appears to be entrenched in a pattern of diminishing financial resources that may persist for a number of years. This is occurring also amid unprecedented efforts by lawmakers and public officials to intervene in school reform work. School leaders, specifically superintendents of the public school districts, are expected to make difficult leadership decisions in cutting back and downsizing the district organization while still maintaining an innovative and positive environment in schools. The effective leader must be well informed of best practices in positively influencing critical determinants …


Are School Superintendents Rewarded For “Performance”?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy Ann Ehrenberg Aug 2012

Are School Superintendents Rewarded For “Performance”?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy Ann Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

[Excerpt] This chapter presents analyses of the compensation and mobility of school superintendents in New York State during the 1978-79 to 1982-83 period. The focus is on school superintendents because they are the chief operating officers of school districts, their salaries are determined through individual "negotiations" with school boards, and their salary data were made available to us. In contrast, school principals' salary data were not available to us. Especially in large districts, principals tend to be members of a union and their salary increases negotiated collectively, which limits the likelihood of observing individual principals' salaries being related to measures …


Determinants Of The Compensation And Mobility Of School Superintendents, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy Ehrenberg Jul 2012

Determinants Of The Compensation And Mobility Of School Superintendents, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Analyzing 197-83 panel data from more than 700 New York State school districts, the authors find evidence that school superintendents were rewarded, both by higher salary increases and by enhanced opportunities to move to belter-paying jobs, for having low school tax rates and high educational achievement within their districts, relative to the values of those variables in comparable school districts in the state. The rewards were, however, quite small. The analysis also suggests that the superintendents themselves did not significantly influence either school tax rates or educational test scores in their districts.


Causes Of Job Turnover In The Public School Superintendency: An Explanatory Analysis In The Western United States, Toby A. Melver Dec 2011

Causes Of Job Turnover In The Public School Superintendency: An Explanatory Analysis In The Western United States, Toby A. Melver

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to determine the factors that affect public school superintendent turnover in five western states. An explanatory theory was developed to cover all of the possible variables and show the relationship between those variables. The questions that guided this research study were:

(1) What environmental factors influence the tenure of superintendents in western states?

(2) What governance factors influence the tenure of superintendents in western states?

(3) What personal factors influence the tenure of superintendents in western states?

(4) What are the incentives and/or disincentives that influence the tenure of superintendents in western states? …


The Perceptions Of Superintendents Regarding The Need For Graduate Business Classes In Educational Leadership, Howard Leland Smith Dec 2008

The Perceptions Of Superintendents Regarding The Need For Graduate Business Classes In Educational Leadership, Howard Leland Smith

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the comprehensiveness of educational leadership programs regarding the extent of appropriate business knowledge attained by public school administrators. Portions of the study included a discussion of current licensing practices, academic governance, basic business requirements for leadership and management, and basic financial literacy. A further purpose was to measure the perception of how the inclusion of specific business-oriented graduate education in the certification process might increase the initial success of administrators.

The literature review supported the concept that superintendents understand change management and fiscal responsibility. Survey respondents supported these concepts by indicating the …


Dissatisfaction Theory And Superintendent Turnover: An Exception To The Rule, Richard Perry Jan 2008

Dissatisfaction Theory And Superintendent Turnover: An Exception To The Rule, Richard Perry

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The cycle of change and superintendent replacement in a public school district was documented and later named Dissatisfaction Theory by Iannaccone and Lutz (1970). Since then there have been multiple studies that have further documented failed relationships between the values of the community, the school board, and the superintendent. The research has demonstrated that dissatisfied voters replace school board members who in turn replace the superintendent with someone who will reflect the ideology and policies desired by the community.

The purposes of this study were to a) Better understand the dynamics of the position of superintendent, b) Inform superintendents, school …


A Study Of Job Satisfaction And School Board Relationships Of Public School Superintendents In Nassau And Suffolk Counties (Long Island) In New York, Kishore Kuncham Jan 2008

A Study Of Job Satisfaction And School Board Relationships Of Public School Superintendents In Nassau And Suffolk Counties (Long Island) In New York, Kishore Kuncham

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this study was to determine the overall job satisfaction, the level of intrinsic job satisfaction, and the level of extrinsic job satisfaction of public school superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Long Island) in New York. Also, the study investigated the school board relationships of public school superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Long Island) in New York. The population of this study included all 125 public school superintendents of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties for the year 2007/2008. Despite many daunting challenges, the superintendents in Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Long Island) in New York were greatly …


A Comparison Of The Congruence Between The Actual And Espoused Valued Work Of The New Jersey Secondary Principal, Anne Marie M. Esmerado Mcnamara Jan 2003

A Comparison Of The Congruence Between The Actual And Espoused Valued Work Of The New Jersey Secondary Principal, Anne Marie M. Esmerado Mcnamara

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Aspiring To The Superintendency: Factors That Influence The Decision, Regina P. Campbell Jan 2001

Aspiring To The Superintendency: Factors That Influence The Decision, Regina P. Campbell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates and identifies the factors impacting the superintendency and examines them, positive and negative, as they influence potential and current superintendent certificate holders to complete the process of applying for a superintendency. Three sample groups were used in this study: current Maine superintendent certificate holders, students enrolled in graduate administration classes, and currently practicing superintendents. These three groups were selected because of their unique positioning on the career ladder to the superintendency (Burnham, 1988). The aggregate sample included 236 respondents, comprising 82 superintendents, 90 certificate holders and 64 students. Three survey instruments were designed for this study specifically …


A Study Of The Relationship Between Superintendents' Perceived Leadership Practices And Socioeconomic Status Of School Districts In New Jersey, Enid Golden Jan 1999

A Study Of The Relationship Between Superintendents' Perceived Leadership Practices And Socioeconomic Status Of School Districts In New Jersey, Enid Golden

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Developing Curriculum To Be Used In A “Cooperative” Team Teaching Approach To Instruction, Allan Lee Holmquist Aug 1969

Performance Criteria For The Elementary School Principal In Developing Curriculum To Be Used In A “Cooperative” Team Teaching Approach To Instruction, Allan Lee Holmquist

All Master's Theses

This study proposes to see what percent of the principals surveyed, by means of a questionnaire, agree or disagree that they fulfilled the stated roles for developing curriculum for use in a "cooperative" team teaching approach to instruction in their schools. This study also proposes to test the following null hypothesis: There is no significant difference between the responses made on each role by principals in an urban or suburban school setting.


Attitudes Of Principals Concerning Their Role As A Result Of Professional Negotiations In The State Of Washington, Karl Michael Fankhuaser Aug 1969

Attitudes Of Principals Concerning Their Role As A Result Of Professional Negotiations In The State Of Washington, Karl Michael Fankhuaser

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to examine the attitudes of principals as to whether they saw their roles changing as a result of professional negotiations, (2) to show how the principals felt their roles would be changed, (3) to examine which type or group of principals felt most threatened by professional negotiations, and (4) what stratagem principals may follow in the future as a reaction to teacher militancy.


The Role Of The Principal As The Adviser To The High School Student Council, Robert J. Marum Jul 1964

The Role Of The Principal As The Adviser To The High School Student Council, Robert J. Marum

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the means by which a principal can effectively counsel and guide a student council into becoming a democratic and constructive organization dedicated to active and effective student participation in school government; (2) to evaluate the various methods and techniques of leadership one must use in order to promote and encourage sound organization, and to effect a very real laboratory in citizenship and democratic living; and (3) to gather criteria for the improvement of student council leadership.


A Description And Analysis Of The Hearing Conservation Program Of The Office Of The Stanislaus County, California, Superintendent Of Schools, Robert Mccord Colville Jan 1962

A Description And Analysis Of The Hearing Conservation Program Of The Office Of The Stanislaus County, California, Superintendent Of Schools, Robert Mccord Colville

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of a school hearing conservation program that might be used by personnel planning other programs, to serve as a guide or for comparison. A secondary purpose of the study was to analyze and evaluate the hearing conservation program of the Office of the Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools in order to find more efficient ways of administering and conducting the program and otherwise improve its effectiveness.


A Study Of The Academic And Professional Preparation Of The Public School Superintendents In The State Of Washington, James R. Nelson Aug 1960

A Study Of The Academic And Professional Preparation Of The Public School Superintendents In The State Of Washington, James R. Nelson

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the academic and professional backgrounds of the superintendent and their relative value to his present position, (2) to determine what superintendents would recommend to be included in a course of study for prospective administrators, (3) to establish a value rating on a number of personal characteristics generally considered among the most important for administrators, and (4) to compare the status of the school administrator in the State of Washington with that of the nation as a whole.


Qualifications And Responsibilities Of Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary School Principals, John William Mcconnell Jan 1959

Qualifications And Responsibilities Of Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary School Principals, John William Mcconnell

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This study grew out of a conviction that there is a need for a critical examination of the factors which combine to make a successful and efficient secondary school principal in the educational system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These factors should include the educational and religious background of the principal and his preparation, attitudes, and abilities to cope with administrative and disciplinary problems. They would also include the requirements of the job, both in a general sense as applied to educational administration, and specifically as applied to administration of education in Seventh-day Adventist schools.

What are the major responsibilities …


How Does The Principal Use Classroom Observations To Improve Instruction?, Myrtle Haugen Aug 1958

How Does The Principal Use Classroom Observations To Improve Instruction?, Myrtle Haugen

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study: (1) to review the periods in the history of supervision; (2) to discuss the types of supervisory visits; and (3) to present some methods of classroom supervision of which both teachers and principals can approve.


The Superintendent As Curriculum Director In A Small Unified School District, Earl Angus Goodell Jan 1952

The Superintendent As Curriculum Director In A Small Unified School District, Earl Angus Goodell

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The Hilmar Unified School District came into existence on July 1st, 1950, after three years of meetings by local patrons and County Committees, with final approval by the regional and State Commissions, as provided for in Chapter 16 of the Education Code. One of the primary objectives for the reorganization and unification was an improved curriculum.

Curriculum study is complex and can include all parts of the school and its program. Curriculum is interwoven with personnel, finance, facilities, type of organization, and many other factors. For that reason, curriculum problems will vary in almost every school. In order to understand …