Resources                                                  Pages 48-49



Resource Bank



Aspiring Superintendents
A doctoral study of assistant superintendents discovered the subjects viewed the superintendency as a complex position that was not appealing to them. Male respondents were more willing to pursue the superintendency than female respondents were.

The research by Tanesha Hunter at Dowling College collected data using a 68-item survey based on the state of the American school superintendency, AASA’s ongoing 10-year studies.

Nearly 150 assistant superintendents from Long Island and Westchester County, N.Y., completed the survey.

(Copies of “A Comparison of Male and Female Assistant Superintendents and Their Descriptions of Internal Barriers, External Barriers, Motivators, Stressors, and Discriminatory Acts They Anticipate Encountering on the Route to the Superintendency” are available from ProQuest at 800-521-0600 or disspub@proquest.com.)



After-School Learning
The Bank Street College of Education in New York has released a series of 11 essays exploring the formal and informal ways in which children learn outside of the classroom.

“The Other 17 Hours” examines a range of after-school pursuits.

Read the report at http://bankstreet.edu/occasional-papers/30.

Arts Programs
“Something to Say” is a new report by the Wallace Foundation that examines how after-school arts programs can attract low-income, middle-school-age children.

The report reveals that students uninterested in lectures and simple projects instead want to interact with professional artists, engage in hands-on activities and perform in front of live audiences.

Download the report at www.wallacefoundation.org.

Transfer Incentives
A National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance report examines the effect of the Talent Transfer Initiative, a program that offers the highest-performing teachers in participating districts a cash incentive to transfer to low-achieving schools.

Transfer incentives were shown to have a positive impact on math and reading achievement at the elementary level.

Read the full report at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20144003.  

Learning Outcomes
A report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation concludes that wealth affects the development and achievement of children more directly than other known factors, such as parental education or parenting approaches.

Read the study at www.jrf.org.uk/publicationsdoes-money-affect-childrens-outcomes.


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