Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership and Management

ISBN-10: 013233271X

ISBN-13: 9780132332712

Edition: 3rd 2010

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This text emphasizes an action-research approach that is more eclectic and practical than ideological - compelling readers to think critically about the theoretical underpinnings of current educational practice and motivating them to solve problems using sensible, realistic alterative approaches. In a time of high educational expectations and professional accountability, today's educational leaders must possess a broad variety of skills that enable them to function comfortably and effectively in changing environments and under highly politicized conditions. The mission ofFundamental Concepts of Educational Leadershipis to foster understanding of this reality among those preparing for administrative and managerial careers in pre-colligate educational institutions and to help them develop the skills necessary for working effectively within those environments.
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Book details

List price: $186.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
The Context of Educational Leadership
The Imperative for Education Reform
Adapting to a Global Society
Causes for Concern
The Education Reform Movement
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
References
The Power of Systems Thinking for Educational Change
Conceptualizing Systems
Organizational Implications of Systems Thinking
Looking toward the Future
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Schools as Organizational Systems
Ways of Thinking about Organizations
Systems Thinking and Learning Organizations
Internal Processes of Organizations
Other Characteristics of Organizations
Images of Organizations
Reflections on Organizational Theory and Practice
A Fruitful Field for Further Study
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Schools as Learning Organizations
Leadership for Learning Organizations
Leadership or Management
Conceptualizing Leadership
Leadership within a Cultural Context
Women in Authority
Leadership for Sustainable Change
A New Paradigm for Leadership
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Human Relations: The Base for Educational Leadership
The Development of Human Relations Concepts
Conceptualizing Human Relations Theories
Theoretical Perspectives of Human Relations
Human Nature
Human Motivation
Morale in Organizations
Informal Organizations
Human Relations Theory in Educational Administration
Contemporary Issues in Human Relations
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Communication: The Breath of Organizational Life
Communications Theories
Theory Genres in Communication
Metaphors and Assumptions in Organizational Communication
Distinguishing Features of Organizational Communication
Factors Affecting Clarity, Credibility, and Directionality of Organizational Messages
Types of Message Directionality
Other Factors Affecting Organizational Communication
Approaches to Organizational Communication
Synthesizing Known Principles of Organizational Communication
Combining the Metaphors
Moving Forward: Potential New Directions
Creating Effective Communication in an Organization
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Values, Analysis, and Information
The Impact of Personal Values on an Organization's Decision Outcomes
Philosophical Guides to Leadership
Values and Value Systems
Inquiry into Educational Issues
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Evaluation in Education
Educational Evaluation: A Brief History
Basic Aspects of Educational Evaluation
Applications of Educational Evaluation
Standards and Requirements for Educational Evaluation
Evaluation and Accountability
The Future
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
The Role of Information Technology
Types of Information Systems and Their Uses
The Role of Information Technology in Instruction and Learning
Prototype and Implemented Integrated Information Systems to Manage Individualized Instruction
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
References
Decision Making
Educational Policy Formulation in a Mixed Economy
Education: A Public and Private Good
The Influence of the Marketplace on Public Policy
Models of Political Decision Making
Distinctions between Judicial and Legislative Influence on Educational Policy Formulation
Impact of Collective Bargaining on Policy Formation
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
References
District-and School-Based Decision Making: Strategy Formation and Planning
Decision-Making Models
Strategy Formation and Planning at the District and School Levels
School-Based Decision Making
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
References
The Allocation of Resources for Education Adequacy, Equity, and Efficiency
Equity in the Allocation of Resources to Schooling
Defining and Measuring Adequacy
Promoting High Student Achievement Efficiently
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
References
Implementation of Systemic Change
Systemic Change
What Is Change?
Types of Change
Resistance to Change
Theoretical Implications of Change
Strategies for Change
Models for Planned Change and Their Use
Leadership and Change
Change Agents
Managing Planned Change
Decision Making
Effecting Educational Change
Planning for a Changing Future in Education
Challenge and Opportunity
Summary and Fundamental Concepts
Case Study
References
Educational Leadership in a Flat World
The Challenge
Responses to the Challenge
Critique of the Reform Efforts
Systems Theory as a Guide for Education Leaders
Implications for Persons in Leadership Positions in Education
Parting Thoughts
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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