"An examination of research findings on the perception of a precipitous decline in the quantity and quality of superintendent applicants was undertaken by leading scholars in the field and is reported in two consecutive issues of the Journal of School Leadership. We trust that this authoritative body of work adds to the knowledge base, informs the national debate, and will guide policy deliberations in the coming years. The intent of the authors of this brief end piece is to reflect on empirical findings as well as to introduce a number of provocative scholarly observations that will hopefully elevate and focus future policy debates."
Bjork, L., Grogan, M. & Johnson, B. (2003). The reality and myth of the superintendent shortage: Implications for research and educational policy. Journal of School Leadership, 13(4), 451-462.
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