The Changing relationship between principal and superintendent
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Published by Jossey-Bass in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Principal-superintendent relationships -- United States,
  • School management and organization -- United States

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPrincipal and superintendent
StatementRebecca van der Bogert, editor-in-chief ; Sheryl Boris-Schacter, editor.
SeriesNew directions for school leadership -- no. 10
ContributionsVan der Bogert, Rebecca., Boris-Schacter, Sheryl., Harvard University. Graduate School of Education. International Network of Principals" Centers.
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. ;
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15495001M
ISBN 100787942758

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