What They Don't Tell You in Schools of Education about School Administration

ISBN-10: 0810842963

ISBN-13: 9780810842960

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Description: Possibly the all-time best-selling book on school administration. It has been reprinted many times, and has sold tens of thousands of copies. Highly praised in reviews, it is an assigned text in many graduate education courses on school administration. Like no other book on this subject written before, it is about swimming with the sharks and surviving.

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List price: $58.00
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 339
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration , the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration ; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

Preface
Acknowledgement
Power and the Context of School Administration
Power and Politics
JFK, Stalin, Churchill, and Iacocca--Who Would Make It as a School Administrator?
Ideas about Power: The Big "P" or Who Has It and Who Doesn't
Power Plays, Politics, and Politicians
The Zero Sum Game as Organizational Poker Playing
Building Coalitions: The Chess Game
Is School Administration for You?
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Power and Politics
Are You Ready to Play the Game?
The Game, the Players, the Stakes, and the Rules
The Nature of School Administration
Winning, Losing, Winners, and Losers
Jocks, Jive, and Jokers
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Playing the Game
Bureaucracies, Babus, and Baksheesh
Vacuums, Inertia, and Administrivia
Competency and Potency
Rocking in the Boat vs Rocking the Boat
Beating the System vs Being Beaten by the System
Blunders and Business Acumen
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Bureaucracies, Babus, and Baksheesh
Connections
The Community
The "Community" Is a Mirage
Tapping the Power Bases of the Communities
Spotting the People in Power--The Informal Network
Using the Power Bases of a Community
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about the Community
The PTA
What the PTA Is Not: Teachers and Men
Gossip, "Gotchas," and Gripe Sessions
Payoffs, Potholes, and Parsimony
Virulence at the Secondary School
And Virulence at the Elementary School
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about PTA's
The Staff
The Staff vs the Faculty
The Faculty: Superstars, Superchargers, Turkeys, Stool Pigeons, and Wimps
Morale and Networking
Pedagogues, Poker Games, and Privies: Faculty Room Dynamics
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about the Staff
The Media
The Truth Never Gets in the Way of a Good Story
Stroking the Press
Developing a Media "Presence" That Sells
Turning Bad News into Good News: Being Your Own Press Agent
Two Sources of Information about the Schools You Should Know
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about the Media
Students
The Pawns and the Powerful
A Student-Centered Value System
Students as a Power Group
Students as Problems to Students as Solutions
Pots, Pot, and Pets
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Students
The Career Ladder
Career Planning--The Legend of the "Chairs"
The Legend and the Fraternity
The Play Is the Thing--The Difference Between Scenery and the Players
Getting the Position You Want: Two Strategies
The Right People--Who Are They?
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Career Planning
Resumes, Headhunters, and Interviewing
The Resume as Doublespeak
On Bogus Degrees: Avoiding Dipscam
Headhunters, Cannibals, and the OBN
Interviewing Your Interviewers
Leads: Dead Ends, Deadbeats, Detours, and Dividends
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Resumes, Headhunters, and Interviewing
Academics and Abecedarians
The Ph.D. and Ed.D. or Initials Are Everything
The Alphabet Jungle: Reading the Letterhead
Picking the Right Place to Get Placed
Professors as Partners
Life in College Classrooms
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Acedemics and Abecedarians
Getting the Job Done Right
The Job vs the Job Description
What Makes Up a Job?
Data, People, and Things
Control vs Controls Over the Job
Retrofitting the Job Description to the Job
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about the Job vs the Job Description
Ploys to Avoid
Givers, Takers, and Flimflam Artists
Memo Wars and Turf Battles
Forcing Democracy on Dopes
Your Title and You, When to Take It Seriously
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Ploys to Avoid
Hiring, Shifting, and Firing
Where Loyalties Begin and End: Have Gun Will Travel
The Proper Attitude
The Subtleties of Staffing
Hiring Good People or Hiring People Who Hire Good People
Con Games in Letters of Reference
Shifting Personnel: Keep Your Eyes on the Pea!
Who Must Be Fired and Making It Stick
Theory X and Theory Y
Taking Your Lumps, the Dirty Work Is Part of the Job
The Only Thing That Lasts
Retrospective
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Hiring, Shifting, and Firing
The Emmetropia of Evaluation
Growth vs Performance
The Search for the One "Perfect" System
Hard vs Soft Data
Flattery Will Lose You a Grievance
Facts Only Count for So Much
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Evaluation
Budget Skullduggery
Budget Control and Hieroglyphics
What Is a Budget?
All Budgets Are Padded
How Not to Be Caught with Your Padding Down
The Telltale Evidence: The Sawdust on the Floor
Controlling Costs
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Budget Skullduggery
Textbook Tyranny, Curriculum Chicanery, and Testing Insanity
The Educational Mugwumps
Putting It Together in the Schools
Testing Insanity
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Textbook Tyranny, Curriculum Chicanery, and Testing Insanity
Adversaries and Friends
Secretaries and Custodians
The "Shadow" Administrators: Secretaries Behind the Throne
Secretaries as Mediators and Power Brokers
Secretarial Sign Language Everybody Knows
The Real Basics Are Always Custodial
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Secretaries and Custodians
Unions
The Avon Lady Is Calling: Cosmetic vs Custodial Roles
Union Tectics and Victims
Living, Loving, and Laughing with Unions
Grievances and Arbitration
The Godfather: Understanding Union Leaders
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Unions
The Lunatic Fringe
Prudes, Censors, Wackos, and Birchers
The Last Crusade: The Religious Fanatics
The Assassins--When the Bullets Are Real
The Power of Humor
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about the Lunatic Fringe
Arch Rivals and Competitors
Et tu Brutus? Knowing Who Wants Your Job
Plots, Plotters, and Psychopaths
Case Study: Stanley Friend's First Failure
Motivation for Advancement
Assistants
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Arch Rivals and Competitors
Surviving
Knowing Who Is the Boss
You Don't Work for Everyone: How to Tell Who Is the Boss
Case Study: Todd Laker Knocks 'em Dead but Is Knocked Out
All the President's Men: Are They Men?
Does Your Boss Want Your Competence or Your Strokes?
Who Is Your Boss's Boss and Who Cares?
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Knowing Who Is the Boss
Staying in Power and Staying Power
Real Lessons from the Real World
How to Survive Losing to The Turk: Getting Fired
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Staying in Power and Staying Power
Idealism vs Ideology
Machiavelli and Don Quixote: The Odd Couple
Is It Crass to Care?
Dreams vs Pipe Dreams
Guidelines for Success
Your Own Guidelines
Caveats, Codicils, and Conundrums about Leaders and Leadership
Notes
Index
Biographies
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