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Who is Leading our Schools?: An Overview of School Administrators and Their Careers

Over the past few years, there have been a number of concerns over whether or not school districts will be able to attract and retain enough qualified school administrators. This 258-page report, authored by Susan M. Gates, Jeanne S. Ringel, and Lucrecia Santibanez, takes a critical look at trends in the field, and also addresses several primary areas of concern for the future of attracting and retaining effective administrators. In the report, the authors find there is no immediate national crisis, but that there is a great deal of state and local variation in financial rewards along with significant barriers to entry into the field, and that a large percentage of current administrators are approaching retirement. Divided into seven substantial chapters (along with appendices and a bibliography), the report deals with movement within the school administrative career field, an overview of current school administrators, and mobility within the position of principal. For readers that may not have time to read the entire report, a six-page summary of findings is also provided. Thorough in its scope and directed in its focus, this report will be of great use to those in the field of educational administration and policy.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0606
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June 6th, 2003
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June 6th, 2003 at 1:33pm
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April 3rd, 2013 at 12:54pm
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