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Unpublished Paper
School Reform Strategies and Normative Expectations for Democratic Leadership in the Superintendency
Democracy in Educational Leadership: The Unfinished Journey Toward Justice
  • George J. Petersen, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Theodore J. Kowalski, University of Dayton
Publication Date
11-1-2005
Abstract

The ability of the superintendent to communicate ethical leadership to the community and demonstrate a positive relationship with the board president and the board of education has considerable influence on communities’ perceptions of the quality of educational programs and the academic achievement of children. This investigation employed social capital theory as a conceptual lens to investigate these relationships. Our findings suggest that district superintendents tread a fragile bridge where the sustainability of their leadership is dependent upon their mastery of the interplay among ethics, advocacy, and community relations.

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Citation Information
George J. Petersen and Theodore J. Kowalski. "School Reform Strategies and Normative Expectations for Democratic Leadership in the Superintendency" Democracy in Educational Leadership: The Unfinished Journey Toward Justice (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gjpeters/27/