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Educational Leadership A Bridge to Improved Practice

ISBN-10: 020557842X
ISBN-13: 9780205578429
Edition: 4th 2009
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Description: This is the most comprehensive coverage of the essentials of modern school administration presented in fewer than 400 pages. Though it is targeted at pre-service administrators, this text has been used to train thousands of outstanding educational  More...

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Book details

List price: $158.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

This is the most comprehensive coverage of the essentials of modern school administration presented in fewer than 400 pages. Though it is targeted at pre-service administrators, this text has been used to train thousands of outstanding educational leaders who give it credit as one of the best texts they have read regarding improving their educational leadership skills. nbsp;Key Benefit:Presents the most comprehensive coverage of the essentials of modern school administration.Key Topics:The essentials of educational leadership theory, research, and practiceMarket:The text is ideal for use in Introductory level administrative courses, leadership theory and behavior courses, principalship courses, educational culminating or overview courses, preparation for taking the School Leadership Licensure Assessment, professional development training for administrators

Preface
Administrative Theory, Values Clarification, and Leadership Responsibility
FlemSnopes High School: A New Administrative Team
Educational Leadership
Human Capital and the Accumulated Knowledge Base
Administrative Process and Knowledge
Philosophical Frames and Epistemological Influences
Paradigms and the Scientific-Rational Approach
Political, Critical, and Constructivist Frames of Reference
Critical-Contextual, Gender, and Race
Postmodernism, Poststructuralism
Grounding Moral Educational Leadership in the Intrinsically Moral Enterprise of Learning
Ethical Models
The Ethic of Caring
The Ethic of Justice
The Ethic of Critique
Foundations of Ethical Behavior: Standards for Good Practice
Codes of Ethics
Administrative Platforms
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration
Conclusion
Portfolio Artifacts
Terms
Suggested Readings
Context and Perspective for Educational Leaders
NanuckMiddle School: Understanding the Context
Contextual Knowledge
Broad, Complex Context
Federal Turning-Points
Education Origins
Land Grant
Relief
National Defense
Equal Educational Opportunity
World Class Economic Competitiveness and Support1980 to Present
Establishing National Goals
Thoughts for Leaders of Educational Institutions in Transition
The 1990s and Beyond
No Child Left Behind
New Technological Demands
State Roles and Responses
Equity and Social Justice
Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
Conclusion
Portfolio Artifacts
Terms
Suggested Readings
School Reform
ScrivnerMiddle School: Reform at Scrivner
Leading Innovative Schools
The Context for School Reform
Finding New Directions
Common Themes in a Changing World
Innovative Programs
Other Innovative Models and Their Benefits
A Framework for School Improvement
Harnessing Technology
Technology Opens New Opportunities
Administrative Applications
Wilson Elementary School District: Five Steps to a Successful Technology Program
The Leadership Challenge
Conclusion
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Diversity and Community Relations
OakesHigh School: Cultures Clash in Fairhaven
Diversity in Schools
Socioeconomic Status and Social Class
U.S. Population Demographics
Cultural Identity
Cultural Transitions
Sexual Identity
Prejudice and

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