Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

A.C. Burton, Lee Jones, Gordon Wilson, Finley Grise

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


This study is undertaken to find out what activities are actually performed by the county school superintendent in the state of Kentucky. Much theorizing has been done about what he should do and how he should allocate his time, but it seems that no one has done much to find out just what he does. Courses of instruction are being offered in many colleges for the purpose of preparing person to administer efficiently the office of county school superintendent. These courses are based mainly on theory and not on facts. It is hoped that this study will aid instructors in formulating a more efficient program for the purpose of training these school administrators. Most county school superintendents in Kentucky must serve as such for several months or perhaps a year or so before they are capable of rendering efficient service. This is the apprentice period, when the benefits of the business are reaped by the superintendent and not by the school system he is serving. It is this period of time we must seek to improve.


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