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The Resource Barriers and bridges : ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas, by Rodney H. Johnson

Barriers and bridges : ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas, by Rodney H. Johnson

Label
Barriers and bridges : ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas
Title
Barriers and bridges
Title remainder
ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas
Statement of responsibility
by Rodney H. Johnson
Title variation
Ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Glass et al. (2000) in 'The study of the American school superintendency : a look at the superintendent of education in the New Millennium, ' points out that African American males are under-represented in the superintendency. Glass et al. (2000) further argues that the limited number of African American male superintendents is a reflection of discrimination, public perception of African American administrators, and the hiring practices of a school district's policy makers. This qualitative research study examined the phenomena highlighting the limited number of African American male superintendents in Texas. Specifically, this study identified the barriers and bridges faced in their ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas. Using a narrative inquiry research method, responses from six practicing African American male superintendents were collected and analyzed. Using in-depth interviews, narratives were transcribed to capture their perceptions. The themes that emerged relative to barriers included: 1) perception of incompetence, 2) fear of inferiority, 3) barriers embedded in the selection process, 4) fewer African American board members, 5) higher standards for African American superintendents, 6) the under-representation of African American male superintendents, and 7) a lack of mentors. Relative to the bridges that overcome these barriers, the following themes emerged: 1) credibility and competency; 2) flexibility and mobility; 3) ethics and spirituality; 4) building relationships and strong communication; and 5) increase African American membership in the board of trustees
Cataloging source
TXK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Rodney H
Degree
Ed. D.
Dissertation year
2005
Granting institution
Stephen F. Austin State University
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2831.724.T4
LC item number
J64 2005x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American school superintendents
  • School superintendents
  • African American school superintendents
  • School superintendents
  • Texas
Label
Barriers and bridges : ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas, by Rodney H. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes abstract and vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 150-160)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70868037
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xiv, 171 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70868037
  • (Sirsi) a1850429
Label
Barriers and bridges : ascension of African American males to the superintendency in Texas, by Rodney H. Johnson
Publication
Note
Includes abstract and vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 150-160)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70868037
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xiv, 171 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70868037
  • (Sirsi) a1850429

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