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Educational Administration Concepts and Practices

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ISBN-10: 0534559980

ISBN-13: 9780534559984

Edition: 3rd 2000

Authors: Frederick C. Lunenburg, Allan C. Ornstein

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EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES, the most comprehensive and respected text on the market, discusses all topics covered by other educational administration texts, and MORE: culture, change, curriculum, personnel administration, diversity, effective teaching strategies, and supervision of instruction. Topics are covered in a direct and easy-to-understand manner, with an excellent blend of theory and practice.
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List price: $112.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/6/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Frederick C. Lunenburg is the Jimmy N. Merchant Professor of Education at Sam Houston State University. Prior to moving to the university, he served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and 20 books,nbsp;including High Expectations: An Action Plan for Implementing Goals 2000 (Corwin Press, 2000). He received the Phi Delta Kappa Research Award in 1986 and was The Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1995.

Allan Ornstein is Professor of Education and Social Policy at St. John's University, New York. He is a former Fulbright-Hayes Scholar and consultant for more than fifty education and government agencies. Dr. Ornstein is the author of 400 articles and more than sixty books, including Class Counts (2007), Wealth vs. Work (2012), and Foundations of Education (12th edition, 2014).

Administrative Advicep. xiii
Pro/Con Debatesp. xv
Forwardp. xvi
Prefacep. xvii
The Authorsp. xiv
Fundamental Principles and Conceptsp. 1
Development of Administrative Theoryp. 2
Theoryp. 2
Classical Organizational Theoryp. 5
Human Relations Approachp. 8
Behavioral Science Approachp. 10
Development of Administrative Thoughtp. 14
Systems Theoryp. 14
Organizational Structurep. 24
Basic Concepts of Organizational Structurep. 24
The Bureaucratic Modelp. 27
The Participatory Management Modelp. 30
Alternative Models of Organizational Structurep. 42
The School as a Social Systemp. 52
Organizational Culturep. 59
The Nature of Organizational Culturep. 59
Developing, Maintaining, and Changing Organizational Culturep. 62
Effects of Organizational Culturep. 67
Organizational Climatep. 73
Administrative Processesp. 87
Motivationp. 88
Defining Motivationp. 88
Content Theoriesp. 90
Process Theoriesp. 100
Leadershipp. 112
The Nature of Leadershipp. 112
Leader Traitsp. 117
Leadership Behaviorp. 124
Contingency Leadershipp. 130
Leadership Stylesp. 139
Other Contemporary Perspectivesp. 148
Decision Makingp. 155
The Nature of Decision Makingp. 155
Models of Decision Makingp. 156
Benefits of Site-Based Decision Makingp. 166
Problems in Site-Based Decision Makingp. 169
Site-Based Decision-Making Techniquesp. 172
Communicationp. 180
The Importance of Communicationp. 180
The Communication Processp. 181
Nonverbal Communicationp. 183
Direction of Communicationp. 185
Communication Networksp. 189
Barriers to Communicationp. 194
Overcoming Barriers to Communicationp. 199
Organizational Changep. 206
Schools as Open Systemsp. 207
Pressures for Organizational Changep. 208
Resistance to Changep. 211
Individual Approaches to Changep. 216
Group Approaches to Changep. 225
The Structural Framework for Educationp. 235
The Federal and State Government and Educationp. 236
The Federal Role in Educationp. 236
Changing Roles in the Federal Government and Educationp. 237
Congressional Influence on Educationp. 242
Federal Programs and Activities in Educationp. 243
National Reform of Educationp. 252
State Government and Educationp. 261
State Education Agenciesp. 268
State Reform Movementsp. 272
Guidelines for Reformp. 278
Local School Districtsp. 284
Local School Policyp. 284
Organization of School Districtsp. 285
Local School Boardsp. 295
The School Superintendentp. 305
The Central Staffp. 320
The Principal and the Schoolp. 326
School Finance and Productivityp. 348
Education and Economicsp. 348
Tax Sources of School Revenuesp. 350
Local Financing of Public Schoolsp. 351
State Financing of Public Schoolsp. 355
State Financial Responsibilityp. 359
School Effectiveness and Productivityp. 363
School Finance Trendsp. 370
Environmental Hazardsp. 374
School Infrastructure Costsp. 380
Financing School Constructionp. 383
International Comparisons of Education Spendingp. 385
Legal Considerations and Educationp. 390
Legal Framework for Public Educationp. 390
The Law and Professional Personnelp. 394
The Law and Studentsp. 407
The Law and State Issuesp. 419
Administration of Programs and Servicesp. 431
Curriculum Development and Implementationp. 432
Curriculum Definitions and Approachesp. 433
Curriculum Developmentp. 440
Components of Curriculum Developmentp. 448
The Roles of the Curriculum Workerp. 453
How Implementation Occursp. 457
Implementation as a Change Processp. 462
Analyzing and Improving Teachingp. 474
Review of the Research on Teachingp. 475
Teacher Stylesp. 476
Teacher Interactionp. 477
Teacher Characteristicsp. 483
Teacher Effectsp. 485
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradigmsp. 490
Helping the Beginning Teacherp. 497
Support from Colleagues for Beginning Teachersp. 500
Self-Evaluationp. 503
Reflectionp. 505
Alternative Forms of Teacher Evaluationp. 506
Supervisory Evaluation and Assistancep. 507
Staff Development and Technologyp. 510
Human Resource Managementp. 517
The Human Resource Management Processp. 517
Human Resource Planningp. 518
Recruitmentp. 525
Selectionp. 529
Training and Developmentp. 537
Performance Appraisalp. 539
Compensationp. 545
Union-Management Relationsp. 548
Careers in Educational Administrationp. 560
The Concept of Careerp. 560
Career Stagesp. 561
Managing Career Stressp. 565
Career Developmentp. 570
Administrator Preparation Programsp. 575
Women and Minorities in Educational Administrationp. 579
Name Indexp. 589
Subject Indexp. 599
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