School Superintendency New Responsibilities, New Leadership

ISBN-10: 0205159338
ISBN-13: 9780205159338
Edition: 1996
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Description: Intended as a book on the school superintendency, however other audiences such as practicing school superintendents and school board members will find the book useful as well.

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List price: $139.80
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Intended as a book on the school superintendency, however other audiences such as practicing school superintendents and school board members will find the book useful as well.

Challenges Facing The Superintendency
Historical Perspectives
Introduction
Administering the Schools in Colonial America and the Early Republic
From School Master to School Executive
The Era of Scientific Management
Democratic Administration and the Human Relations Movement
Improving the Professional Status of the Superintendent
The Role of the Superintendent 1954-1982: Issues and Challenges
The Challenges of Reform in the 1980s and 1990s
Summary
Discussion Questions
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
Issues and Problems Facing the Superintendent
Introduction
Inadequate Financing
The Superintendent's Leadership Role in School Reform
Alternative Governance Structures
Superintendent and School Board Relations
The Changing Demographics of Students, Teachers, and Administrators
Violence and Crime in the Schools
Increasing Pressures and Challenges from Special Interest Groups
Summary
Discussion Questions
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
Leadership Perspectives: The Life of the School Superintendent
Introduction
Leadership Perspectives, Professional Identities and Trust
Preparation for the Superintendency
Making Sense of the Superintendency
Establishing Support by Building Bridges
Opportunities and Obligations
The Balance of Professional and Personal Roles
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
Organizational Culture and School Leadership
What is Culture? Can Organizational Culture be Managed? Culture and the School System
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
The New Politics of Education
Introduction
The Complexity of School District Governance
Understanding the Political Landscape
Politics and Values
Community Power Structures
The Public Schools: What and Whose Purposes Are Served? Special Interest Groups: A Sampler
Single Purpose Organizations
The New Face of Public Education
Knowledge: The Ultimate Source of Power
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
The Shaping Of The Superintendent's Work
The School Superintendent and Board of Education
Introduction
Legal Bases for State and District Educational Systems
The Local Board of Education
The Superintendent as Chief Executive Officer and Educational Leader in the District
The Relationships of the School Superintendent and Board
Evaluation of the Superintendent
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
Leadership for Educational Planning
Introduction
What is Planning? The Importance of Planning
The Strategic Planning Process
The Operational Planning Process
The Management of Planned Change
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
School District Governance Policy and Regulation Development
Introduction
The Evaluation of Educational Goals, Policies and Regulations
Benefits of Governance Policies and Administrative Regulations
Differentiation of Governance Policies and Administrative Regulations
The Organization and Codification of Governance Policies and Administrative Regulations
How Governance Policies and Administrative Regulations Are Developed
Summary
Case Studies
Inbasket Exercise
Endnotes
The Superintendent and the Law
Introduction
Management of the District
Governing Board
Personnel
Contract Remedies
Dismissal of Superintendents
Emerging Legal Issues
Charter Schools
Prayer in the Schools
Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment
Sexual Abuse of Students by Teachers and Negligent Supervision and Retention of Personnel
Special Education Inclusion
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