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The American School Superintendent

2010 Decennial Study

Theodore J. Kowalski; Robert S. McCord; George J. Peterson; Phillip I. Young and Noelle M. Ellerson

This must-have study offers a definitive look at the state of school leadership in the United States. It provides a detailed picture of the men and women leading the nation's schools, based on a representative sample of school leaders nationwide. The American Association of School Administrators has conducted an authoritative State of the Superintendency report every decade since 1923. This report provides research on American school superintendents in 2010. Data were collected via an electronic survey from just under 1,900 superintendents across the United States. This report is a valuable resource for school leaders, aspiring school leaders, and those charged with preparing and supporting school leaders. It is essential reading for a range of audiences, including superintendents, aspiring superintendents, school board members, professors of education administration, superintendent search consultants, education researchers, and others looking for up-to-the-minute data on education leadership. Reported findings in the 2010 study include: _ « less more »
R&L Education / American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Pages: 280Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/4
978-1-60709-996-3 • Hardback • January 2011 • $110.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-60709-997-0 • Paperback • January 2011 • $56.00 • (£37.95)
978-1-60709-998-7 • eBook • January 2011 • $53.00 • (£37.95)
Theodore J. Kowalski is professor and the Kuntz Family Endowed Chair in Educational Administration at the University of Dayton. The author of 32 books, he is a former superintendent and college of education dean. Robert S. McCord is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he co-directs the Center for Education Policy Studies. A member of the WestEd board of directors for more than 15 years, he is the AASA professor-in-residence. George J. Petersen is professor and dean of the School of Education at California Lutheran University. He is the author or co-author of 2 books and over 100 book chapters, professional articles, research papers, monographs and commissioned reports. I. Phillip Young is a professor of education at the University of California-Davis. He previously was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at The Ohio State University where he held an endowed professorship. Noelle Ellerson is the policy analyst for AASA, a position she had held since 2007. She conducts research and analysis supporting AASA's advocacy work for public education and AASA members.

Chapter 1. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Chapter 2. Methodology
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Superintendents and Their Employing Districts
Chapter 4. Professional Experiences
Chapter 5. Elements of Practice
Chapter 6. Superintendent Interactions with School Boards
Chapter 7.Gender and Race/Ethnicity
Chapter 8. Professional Preparation
Chapter 9. Politics, Mandates, Standards, and Government Relations