Administrators Solving the Problems of Practice Decision-Making Concepts, Cases, and Consequences

ISBN-10: 0205508014
ISBN-13: 9780205508013
Edition: 3rd 2008
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Book details

List price: $112.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Tested in hundreds of classrooms, this text is a favorite among readers bringing eight classical models of decision making to life, creating useful tools in developing strategies to solve real-life problems. The frameworks include; classical, administrative, incremental, mixes scanning, political, and garbage can models as well as two models of shared decision making. After illustrating the use of these decision-making models to analyze and develop solution strategies, readers have the opportunity to explore about fifty actual cases to build their own analyses and solution strategies. For in-service or pre-service school administrators.

Preface
Introduction
Case Method: An Historical Perspective
Rationality and Decision Making
Rationality and Values
Rationality and the Environment
Rationality and the Unexpected
Mindful Decision Making: Reflective, Not Mechanical
Decision Making
Optimizing and Satisficing
The Classical Model: An Optimizing Strategy
The Administrative Model: A Satisficing Strategy
Decision-Making Process: A Cyclical Process
The Teachers Council
Analyzing the Case: Using the Satisficing Model
Controversial Speaker
Decision Making: Muddling and Scanning
The Incremental Model: A Strategy of Successive Limited Comparisons
Conflict at Christmas
Analyzing the Case: An Incremental Approach
The Mixed-Scanning Model: An Adaptive Strategy
Analyzing the Case: An Adaptive Strategy
Summary and Conclusion
Crisis in Marshall Creek
Decision Making: Garbage and Politics
The Garbage-Can Model: Irrational Decision Making
Critical Friends Groups
Analyzing the Case: Garbage-Can Model
The Political Model: Personal Rationality
Divided Loyalties
Analyzing the Case: The Political Model
Summary and Conclusion
Politics at River Grove
Using the Best Model: Practice Cases
Decision-Making Models: A Comparison
The Best Model: A Contingency Approach
A Contingency Mode: Matching Strategy with Situation
Applying the Appropriate Model
Decision Making: A Practical Tip
: Freak Dancing
Sexual Harassment
Late Again
Excessive Force?
Discord and Disharmony
Superintendent's Hiring Dilemma
Electives
Sour Notes
Zero Tolerance Policy: The Eagle Scout
The Slap
Low Expectations, Poor Performance
Kinky Hair
The Reluctant Assistant
The Setup
Dropped for a Loss
Shared Decision Making: A Comprehensive Model
Managing Participation: Enhancing Quality and Acceptance
Decision Making Styles
Decision Making Trees
The Curriculum Dilemma: A Group Problem
Analyzing the Case: The Curriculum Dilemma

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