School Leadership and Administration Important Concepts, Case Studies and Simulations

ISBN-10: 0073010308

ISBN-13: 9780073010304

Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Petra A. Snowden, Judy A. Alston, Richard A. Gorton

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Helping principals, administrators, and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case studies and simulations, this text examines key issues in school management and organization.
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List price: $73.75
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Judy A. Alston received her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University, two master's degrees at the University of South Carolina, and her bachelor's degree in English from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Prior to teaching in the academy, she was a high school English teacher/teacher-leader in the public school system in South Carolina.Currently Dr. Alston holds the positions of Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Education at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Widener, she served as the Chair of the Division of Educational Administration and Leadership Studies at Bowling Green State University.Her research foci include gender and educational leadership with a focus on black female school superintendents; urban education and educational leadership highlighting administrative reform in urban schools; diversity and educational leadership exploring how the intersections of class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual diversity, and ability affect leaders, and spirituality and leadership. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in these areas of research, as well as the author of Multi-leadership in Urban Schools.

Richard A. Gorton received his doctorate from Stanford University, majoring in school administration. His Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance were conferred by the University of Iowa. Dr. Gorton’s school experience includes teaching, counseling and guidance, and administration. He was Department Chairperson and Professor of Administrative Leadership and Supervision at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He is currently a consultant with Gorton Associates in San Diego, California.A leader in state and national administrator orga-nizations, Dr. Gorton has collaborated on a national study of “the effective principal.” Because of his expertise and practical experience, he has frequently been called on as a consultant and workshop leader in the areas of teacher and administrator evaluation, in-service education, program evaluation, instructional supervision, student disciplinary problems, school-community relations, problem solving, and conflict resolution.Dr. Gorton has published two textbooks, two monographs, and over 100 articles, book reviews, and abstracts on a variety of topics related to educational administration and supervision, as well as education in general. Dr. Gorton’s other textbook for which he was senior author, School-Based Leadership. Challenges and Opportunities, is used in nu-merous university courses devoted to administrator preparation and by school districts for in-service education. He has also served as senior editor for The Ency-clopedia of School Administration and Supervision.

Major Concepts In Administration And The Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools For Effective School Leadership
Introduction ISLLC Standard
Leadership
Decision Making
Authority, Power, and Influence
Communication
Conflict Management
Organizational Culture
School Improvement
Case Studies And Simulations
Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences
Beginning Challenges
Preparing for the Job Search
From Teacher to Administrator
The New Principal (In-Basket Activities)
The New Assistant Principal (In-Basket Activities)
Resentment over Appointment
Why Does a Woman Need to Act Like a Man?
Gimme That Old-Time Discipline
Is Being Busy Necessarily Productive?
Student Problems
School Yard Dangers
The Underachiever
What Should Be the Role of the Student Newspaper?
A Complex Discipline Problem
The Drop-Out Problem (Simulation Exercise)
Students Can’t Take Pressure Any Longer
An Issue of Morals and Priorities
"Zero Tolerance" for Weapons in Schools
Student Drug Problem at Washington School
Do Extreme Times Call for Radical Action? (A Leaderless Group Activity)
A Different Kind of "Drug" Problem
Administrator-Staff Relationships
Teacher Selection
Problems of a Beginning Teacher
Faculty Teamwork
Who Needs Lesson Plans?
Conflict Over Teacher Citizenship Rights
Faculty Dissatisfaction and Low Morale
Teacher Files a Grievance
Teacher Reacts Negatively to Personnel Evaluation
Faculty Slowdown
Do Women Have Power?
Collaboration Woes
School-Community Relations
Curriculum Unit Upsets Parents
Communication and Constructed Reality
Parental Apathy
Wanted: A Plan for Improving Parental and Community Involvement
The School-Community Web
Developing Student Talent
A New Role for the Parents’ Organization
How Much Should Parents Be Told?
Administrator-Press Relations
Public Relations: What’s Really Important?
Censorship? Or Parents’ Rights?
Financial Crisis!
Role and Organizational Problems
Principal’s Mid-Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
Principal’s End-of-the Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
Principal’s Dilemma
Principal’s Personal Conduct Results in Possible Suspension
Intra-Organizational Role Conflict 48. Supervisor-Principal Relationship
The Superintendent and the New School Board Members
Administrator Evaluation
Social Justice Issues
Can Total School Integration Be Achieved?
Minority Parents Are Dissatisfied with Integration
We Want Neighborhood Schools, Too!
Metropolitan Integration
Parents Detect Racial Disparity
Teacher Difficulty in a Multicultural Climate
Matter of What? 58. Do (Should?) We Treat Them All Alike?
Ideas on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)
Student Formed Gay-Straight Alliance
Inclusion of Special Needs Students
Problems of Change
Teacher Tries to Individualize Instruction
Effective Schools: How Do We Get There From Here? (A Group Activity)
Planning for Improvement
School-Based Management
Restructuring Staff Evaluation and Supervision
Changing the Role of the Building Principal
In-Service or Disservice Education?
In-Service or Disservice Education?
School Choice
School District Chips Away
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