The American School Superintendent
The American School Superintendent                         -     By: Gene R Carter, William G. Cunningham
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This in-depth look at the ever-mounting pressures on the American school superintendent draws on interviews from across the country. The authors propose changes in the way the role of superintendent is conceived and map out promising strategies for easing the burdens of the job. They also offer invaluable guidance from practitioners on working with boards, defusing cries, building community coalitions, and fostering school improvement and technological innovation to meet the needs of the future.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 350
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0787907995
ISBN-13: 9780787907990

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"If every school board member and every superintAndent read TheAmerican SuperintAndent we'd be a long way toward building the teamstructure we need to guide American schools."
Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School BoardsAssociation

Editorial Reviews

"If every school board member and every superintAndent read TheAmerican SuperintAndent, we'd be a long way toward building theteam structure we need to guide American schools." --Anne L.Bryant, executive director, National School BoardsAssociation
"While acknowledging the difficult genesis and turbulent, currentcondition of the American school superintAndency, Carter andCunningham refuse to accept the victim status so easily thrust uponthose in positions of public leadership. Instead they offer adetailed road map for the type of visionary leadership needed totransform our nation's public schools. Thanks for the addition tomy course material." --Robert S. Peterkin, director, UrbanSuperintAndents Program, and Francis Keppel Senior Lecturer onEducational Policy and Administration, Harvard University
"In this rich resource for aspirants to the superintAndency, Carterand Cunningham deftly mix reform ideas, research literature, andthe wisdom of leading practitioners. Engaging and profitablereading for school board members and the public, who could use thebook's lessons to develop coherent expectations for the job."--Arthur E. Wise, president, National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education
"This is one of those rare books on the superintAndency thatbreathes life and passion into the leadership role through thevoices of practicing superintAndents. It portrays both thecomplexity and opportunity inherent in the superintAndency througha comprehensive examination of both historical and current issuesin practice. You cannot put this book down!" --Paula M. Short,president, University Council of Educational Administrators, anddepartment chair, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,University of Missouri-Columbia

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