Contemporary School Administration An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0205347924

ISBN-13: 9780205347926

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Theodore J. Kowalski

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List price: $138.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 351
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Implications for Practice."
Perspective of Educational Administration
Defining Leadership, Management, and Administration
Evolution of School Administration
Contemporary Conditions
Administration Roles in Professional Education
School Administration as a Profession
Nature of Administrative Work
School-Level Administration
District-Level Administration
Other Careers in School Administration
The Study of School Administration
Professional Preparation Programs
Professional Preparation Components
Preparing Administrators in the 21st Century
School Administration: Requirements and Opportunities
Licensing and Certification
Quality of Life Considerations
Contemporary Opportunities
Control and Authority in Public Education
Government's Interest in Education
Interests in Colonial America
Evolving Purposes
Environmental Influences
Purposes and Control
Federal Government's Role
Sources of Intervention
Federal Government's Present Role
State Government's Role
State Government's Present Role
Local School Districts
Local District Boards
District Superintendent
Present Status of Local Districts
Intermediate School Districts
Social, Political and Historical Context of Private Education
Historical Overview
Types of Private Schools
Parochial Schools
Other Private Schools
Home Schooling
Status of Private Education in the United States
Resurgence of Interest in Private Education
Types of Private Schools
Governance and Control of Private Schools
Political and Legal Issues
Regulation of Private Schools
Governmental Aid to Private Schools
Legal Issues
Organizational Dimensions of Schools
Defining Organizations and Organizational Behavior
Important Concepts
Organizational Theory
Professional Organizations
Organizational Climate
Organizational Adaptability
Schools as Organizations
Social Frame
Professional Frame
Political Frame
Public Frame
Contemporary Context for Schools
Preparing Schools for Change
Building Professional Cultures
The Roles of School in Society
Schools as a Mirror of Society
Conflicting Values and Purposes
Goals Versus Purposes
Administrative Strategies and Styles
Complexity of Leadership
Administrative Strategies
Administrative Style
Normative Models for Administrative Style
Behavior, Decision Making, and Reflective Practice
Descriptive Models of Administrative Behavior
Personal Needs and Dispositions
Personal and Situational Variables
Value of Descriptive Models
Administration and Decision Making
Rational Models
Ethical Models
Participatory Models
Political Models
Garbage Can Model
Reflective Practice
For Further Reflection
Important Aspects of Practice
Understanding Motivation
Content Theories
Process Theories
Motivation and the Exercise of Power
Elements of Communication
Using Communication Effectively
Importance of Communication
Ethical Practice
Taxonomy of Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues of Daily Practice
Time Management
Time Management Strategies
Importance of Time Management
Demands for School Reform
Society and Schools in the 21st Century
Demographic Trends
School-Related Problems
Tensions Between Excellence and Equity
The First Wave: 1983-1987
The Second Wave: 1988-
Responses to Student Needs and Public Dissatisfaction
Failure and an Unfinished Agenda
Reasons for Failure
An Unfinished Agenda
Reform Through Market-Oriented Concepts
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