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Kamrath, Barry; Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2014
This article examines high superintendency turnover through rural community members' perceptions of such attrition in their districts. Findings indicate that community members perceived high turnover as negative and believed that turnover was created by financial pressures, rural community resistance to educational trends, and bias against…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Labor Turnover, Rural Schools, Rural Population
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2008
The intent of this article is to provide some evidence that decisions about the use of data are critical and can result in discourse that is inaccurate about and unsupportive of women and persons of color. Evidence is gathered through an examination of the published data used in "The Study of the American School Superintendency" (Glass, Bjork, &…
Descriptors: Females, Superintendents, Information Dissemination, Context Effect
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2003
Illustrates how choices about which and how much data to publish can result in the reification of the status quo and/or generation of powerful new discourse that establishes the inclusive norms of a new genre of superintendency. (Contains 67 references.) (Author/PKP)
Descriptors: Data, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 2002
Discusses two modern conceptions of power and a mixed version of the two, followed by an exploration of the relationship between conceptions of power and the enactment of power in decision-making. Presents a case designed to draw attention to some of the difficulties administrators encounter when they try to understand and use power with others…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 1997
Discusses a qualitative study focused on specific success strategies gathered in interviews with women superintendents. Interpretations that cut across the narratives are expressed through the metaphoric framework provided by Carlos Castaneda's principles of power that govern the "riddle of the heart," or caring ethic. Successful women…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Improvisation, Interviews
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Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of School Leadership, 1999
Risk-taking is a critical leadership factor neglected in educational literature. A four-year national study explored risk-taking in the narratives of 12 women superintendents. These women had life circumstances (community and challenge) and personal characteristics (courage and curiosity) that helped them relax and take risks. (60 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Curiosity, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility