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dc.contributor.advisorHutchinson, Sandra L. (Sandra Lynn), 1956-eng
dc.contributor.authorStark, Rick A., 1967-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2016eng
dc.date.submitted2016 Falleng
dc.descriptionDissertation supervisor: Dr. Sandy Hutchinson.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description.abstractThe study of superintendent-school board relationships is a worthwhile endeavor from a practitioner's point of view and is important for the success of a school district. The conceptual framework consisted of features and ideas related to organizational leadership theory and the political view taken from the literature reviewed. The alliance building-negotiation tactics, power/influence within an organization, and superintendent turnover associated with the dissatisfaction theory were featured concepts in the chapters leading up to the research methods. Four focus group interviews with three to six board members from four school districts were conducted, as well as individual interviews with six current superintendents. The superintendents are current and former employees of the four represented districts. From the interview data, connections were made with most of the key conceptual features, and four themes were formulated: interpersonal relations, cultural awareness, communication skills, and management accountability. Management accountability generalizes from the areas of fiscal, personnel, and legal. There were some interesting points to consider in this study, but the development of interpersonal attributes are vital. Being aware and becoming part of the local community, as well as improving communication skills and knowledge of expectations and compliance issues related to management, is essential. Communication skills include listening and gathering of information. These are all considerations for graduate school programs preparing future school leaders. More studies are needed to further explore the superintendent-school board relationships in a variety of different ways to gather data that is of quality and quantity. This will continue to add to the existing literature and reinforce ideas associated with improved relations and long tenure as a school superintendent.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 178-183).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (v, 184 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb118918722eng
dc.identifier.oclc993006907eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/59783
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/59783eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.FASTSchool board-superintendent relationshipseng
dc.subject.FASTInterpersonal relationseng
dc.titleThe connection between superintendent-school board relations and the political frame of organizational analysis : a qualitative approacheng
dc.title.alternativeConnection between superintendent school board relations and the political frame of organization analysiseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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