Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1991

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

James Sweeney

Abstract

This study was designed to identify perceptions of superintendent performance factors that are most critical to school district effectiveness, assess superintendent performance in the most critical factors, and identify performance factors most in need of further professional development. Survey data were gathered from superintendents, their board presidents, and building principals in 101 Iowa school districts. Four superintendent performance factors were identified as most critical including (1) provides leadership in identifying school district needs, (2) provides leadership in identifying educational priorities in the school district, (3) decision making, and (4) provides leadership in developing short- and long-range strategic plans. Ratings of superintendent performance in the four most critical performance factors ranged from effective to very effective. Performance factors identified as most in need of further professional development included (1) leadership for developing short- and long-range strategic plans, (2) motivating instructional and support staff, and (3) leadership for the district instructional improvement program.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9235

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Harold Dennis Prior

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9126237

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

131 pages

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