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Educational Governance and Administration

ISBN-10: 0205380867

ISBN-13: 9780205380862

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas Sergiovanni, Paul Kelleher, Martha McCarthy, Frederick M. Wirt

List price: $130.67
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This text takes a problem-solving approach to real issues administrators face, emphasizing school governance and administration. Grounded in a historical perspective, the nature of administration in today's schools environment is examined is examined with a critical eye, providing readers with a realistic view of the promises and pitfalls of professionalism in administration. This text provides a balanced overview of the development of educational administration, taking into account the roles of teachers, students, principals and superintendents. New to this Edition bull; bull;Addresses current concerns in school leadership such as special education services, political constraints and federal and state standards. bull;Focus on the school administrator's role as an instructional leader and leader of leaders (Ch. 8-10) is congruent with current research and best practice. These chapters address how the roles of principals and superintendents have evolved. bull;Greater emphasis on school financing issues including vouchers and equity addresses a topic of concern for many leaders. bull;Provides the latest standards for preparing superintendents and principals as issued by the Educational Leadership Constituency Council and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. bull;Completely updated and expanded legal treatment highlights the philosophical basis for legal knowledge about schools and emphasizes current decisions and dilemmas. bull;Greater emphasis on cultural and diversity perspectives in the development of schools.
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Book details

List price: $130.67
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Most chapters include "References."
The Context For Schooling In The United States
Public Values and School Policy: The Roots of Conflict
Defining the Context
Policy Instruments
Public Values and School Policy
Competing Values and Images of Schooling
Three Theories of Leadership
The School as a Moral Community
Appendix
Issues Shaping School Policy and Administration
School Autonomy and Governmental Control
Legislated Learning and Bureaucratic Teaching
Balancing Democratic and Professional Authority
Different Theories of Change
Maintaining Public Confidence
Managing Public Confidence
Demographics and the Challenge to Education in the United States
Persistent Problems
Equality and Equity
Population Changes
Educational Attainment and Achievement
Questions for Education
A Viewpoint
Introduction To Educational Administration
Educational Administration: An Overview
Policy and Policy in Use
Administration Defined
Critical Responsibilities of Administrators
Evaluating Administrators
Dimensions and Measures of School Effectiveness
Critical Administrative Processes
Critical Administrative Skills
Educational Administration as Educational Leadership
Managerial, Political, and Educational Roles
Qualitative Aspects of Leadership
The Substance of Leadership in Education
Educational Administration as an Emerging Profession
Background
Recent Pressures to Reform
The Dark Side of Professionalism
The Changing Focus
Pursuing a Knowledge Base
Women in Administration
Women and the School Principalship
Appendix
The Development of Thought in Educational Administration
Models of Administrative Practice
Setting the Stage: Managers of Virtue
Major Strands of Thought in Administration
Educational Administration as an Applied Science
A Reflective-Practice Perspective
Educational Administration as a Moral Craft
Theories and the Practice of Educational Administration
Theory and Practice
Challengers
What Is to Be Learned?
Administrative Work, Roles, and Tasks
The Work-Activity School
The Nature of Managerial Work: Mintzberg
Variation in Administrators' Work
Characteristics of Administrative Work
Time as a Scarce Resource
A Cultural View Of Schooling And Administration
The Everyday Life of Students and Teachers in Schools
The Concept of Culture
Student Life in Schools
Teacher Life in Schools
Reforms and Teachers' Lives
The Everyday Life of the School Principal
Ed Bell and His School
Portraits of Good High School Principals
Principals as Instructional Leaders
What Should Principals Do?
What Should Principals Not Do?
The Everyday Life of the School Superintendent
Historical Overview of the Superintendency
Superintendents and Conflict
The Future of the Superintendency
References
Introduction To Governance In Education
The School as a Political Organization
The Four Values Revisited
Reconciling Interests: The Problem of Collective Choice
A Closer Look at Policy
Influence, Power, and Authority Patterns
Community Power Structure
The Interests of Students and Parents
Teachers and Their Organizations
Minority Interests
Business Interests
Other Education Interests
The Role of the Public
Policy Making in the Local School District
The Locus of Authority at the Local Level
Policymakers at the Local Level
School-Board Politics
Three Versions of the Policy Process
Collective Bargaining
Site-Based Management
The Influence of the Federal Government
The Early History of Federal Involvement
The Federal Role After World War II
Categorical Aid for Economic and Social Problems
Exit Equity, Enter Excellence
Presidential Politics and School Reform
The Federal Education Establishment Today
The New State Role in Education
What Makes State Education Policy?
The Emergence of a New State Role
Interest Groups at the State Level
Federal, State, and Local Relations
The Centralization-Decentralization Issue
Legal And Financial Considerations
Public Schools and the Law
Understanding the Legal System
Sources of School Law
Administrative Responsibility
State and Federal Judicial Structures and Jurisdiction
Litigation and Preventive Law
Legal Considerations in Public-School Administration
Legal Sources and Specializations
State Legal Considerations
Torts (Negligence)
Contracts
Limitations of Authority by the Federal Constitution
Legal Standards of Liability
Developing a Policy Regarding Sexual Misconduct amoung Students
School Finance: Funding Schools for Excellence
Revenue Generation and Distribution
Income, Sales, and Property Taxes
Criteria for Evaluating Taxes
Nontax Sources of Revenue
Distribution of State Revenues
Constitutional Challenges to Funding Public Education: Three Waves of School Finance Litigaton
Striving for Equity and Excellence: Financing Schools in the Twenty-First Century