Fifty school superintendents were interviewed about incidents ofserious misconduct by school personnel. The superintendents indicatedthat they case managed the incidents, acting quickly but mindful of dueprocess. The incidents dealt mainly with violations of broad communitynorms. Comparisons were made with a previous study of school principals.It was suggested that institutional organisations theorys blanketemphasis on ritualistic legitimation, the logic of confidence, andnormative as opposed to technical assessment of schools is too strong.
Journal of Educational Administration – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991