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Wyland, Catherine – Planning and Changing, 2016
Public school district leadership is dominated by males while teaching is dominated by females (Blount, 1998; Glass, Bj√∂rk, & Brunner, 2000; Grogan, 1996). Some may not recognize this as a problem while others might refer to this underrepresentation as a glass ceiling, a sticky floor, a concrete wall, or a glass cliff. In any case, the…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Superintendents, Demography
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Boyland, Lori – Planning and Changing, 2013
Due to an aging population of currently practicing superintendents, research predicts a large turnover in public school superintendent positions in this decade. Questions exist regarding whether there are sufficient numbers of potential superintendent candidates in training to fill these positions. Although principals have been recognized as a…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools
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Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn; Sachs, Deb; Angelov, Azure Dee Smiley; Wheeler, Lynn – Planning and Changing, 2011
Recent research suggests the need for more intensive clinically-based teacher preparation programs. Many institutions of higher education, in partnership with school districts and education reform organizations, are responding to these findings. This article focuses on the experience of administrators and faculty in one urban teacher residency…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Change, Fellowships, STEM Education