New Alliance of Superintendents and Principals: Applying the Research to Site-Based Decision-Making: Issues About Change, Volume 2, Number 1

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Author: Shirley M. Hord

Product ID: CHA-18 Price: Available free online
• Published: 1992    • 6 pages   

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How can school superintendents build their effectiveness? By forging a new alliance with their school principals, and promoting site-based decision-making to set goals. This review of the research:

  • Presents three roles that effective school superintendents play
  • Presents three strategies that effective superintendents use to improve teaching
  • Applies the three strategies to site-based decision-making
  • Focuses on superintendents' role as teachers of principals
  • Explores how superintendents can partner with principals to bring about school change

This publication is one of a series of briefing papers called Issues About Change.