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Contemporary school administration : an introduction

Author: Theodore J Kowalski
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Kowalski (U. of Dayton) provides students beginning their study of school administration with a broad overview of the field as a specialized area of study and as an applied field of professional  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore J Kowalski
ISBN: 0205347924 9780205347926
OCLC Number: 48920514
Description: xvi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Each chapter concludes with â Implications for Practice.â <BR><BR><B>1. Perspective of Educational Administration.</B> <BR><P></P>Defining Leadership, Management, and Administration.<P></P><P></P>Evolution of School Administration.<P></P><P></P>Contemporary Conditions.<P></P><BR><BR><B>2. Administration Roles in Professional Education.</B> <BR><P></P>School Administration as a Profession.<P></P><P></P>Nature of Administrative Work.<P></P><P></P>School-Level Administration.<P></P><P></P>District-Level Administration.<P></P><P></P>Other Careers in School Administration.<P></P><BR><BR><B>3. The Study of School Administration.</B> <BR><P></P>Professional Preparation Programs.<P></P><P></P>Professional Preparation Components.<P></P><P></P>Preparing Administrators in the 21st Century.<P></P><BR><BR><B>4. School Administration: Requirements and Opportunities.</B> <BR><P></P>Licensing and Certification.<P></P><P></P>Quality of Life Considerations.<P></P><P></P>Contemporary Opportunities.<P></P><BR><BR><B>5. Control and Authority in Public Education.</B> <BR><P></P>Government's Interest in Education.<P></P><P></P>Interests in Colonial America.<P></P><P></P>Evolving Purposes.<P></P><P></P>Environmental Influences.<P></P><P></P>Purposes and Control.<P></P><P></P>Federal Government's Role.<P></P><P></P>Sources of Intervention.<P></P><P></P>Federal Government's Present Role.<P></P><P></P>State Government's Role.<P></P><P></P>Legislative.<P></P><P></P>Judicial.<P></P><P></P>Executive.<P></P><P></P>State Government's Present Role.<P></P><P></P>Local School Districts.<P></P><P></P>Local District Boards.<P></P><P></P>District Superintendent.<P></P><P></P>Present Status of Local Districts.<P></P><P></P>Intermediate School Districts.<P></P><BR><BR><B>6. Social, Political and Historical Context of Private Education.</B> <BR><P></P>Historical Overview.<P></P><P></P>Types of Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Parochial Schools.<P></P><P></P>Other Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Home Schooling.<P></P><P></P>Status of Private Education in the United States.<P></P><P></P>Resurgence of Interest in Private Education.<P></P><P></P>Types of Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Governance and Control of Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Political and Legal Issues.<P></P><P></P>Regulation of Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Governmental Aid to Private Schools.<P></P><P></P>Legal Issues.<P></P><BR><BR><B>7. Organizational Dimensions of Schools.</B> <BR><P></P>Defining Organizations and Organizational Behavior.<P></P><P></P>Important Concepts.<P></P><P></P>Organizational Theory.<P></P><P></P>Professional Organizations.<P></P><P></P>Organizational Climate.<P></P><P></P>Authority.<P></P><P></P>Organizational Adaptability.<P></P><P></P>Schools as Organizations.<P></P><P></P>Social Frame.<P></P><P></P>Professional Frame.<P></P><P></P>Political Frame.<P></P><P></P>Public Frame.<P></P><P></P>Contemporary Context for Schools.<P></P><P></P>Preparing Schools for Change.<P></P><P></P>Building Professional Cultures.<P></P><BR><BR><B>8. The Roles of School in Society.</B> <BR><P></P>Schools as a Mirror of Society.<P></P><P></P>Conflicting Values and Purposes.<P></P><P></P>Goals Versus Purposes.<P></P><BR><BR><B>9. Administrative Strategies and Styles.</B> <BR><P></P>Complexity of Leadership.<P></P><P></P>Administrative Strategies.<P></P><P></P>Administrative Style.<P></P><P></P>Normative Models for Administrative Style.<P></P><BR><BR><B>10. Behavior, Decision Making, and Reflective Practice.</B> <BR><P></P>Descriptive Models of Administrative Behavior.<P></P><P></P>Personal Needs and Dispositions.<P></P><P></P>Personal and Situational Variables.<P></P><P></P>Value of Descriptive Models.<P></P><P></P>Administration and Decision Making.<P></P><P></P>Rational Models.<P></P><P></P>Ethical Models.<P></P><P></P>Participatory Models.<P></P><P></P>Political Models.<P></P><P></P>Garbage Can Model.<P></P><P></P>Reflective Practice.<P></P><P></P>For Further Reflection.<P></P><BR><BR><B>11. Important Aspects of Practice.</B> <BR><P></P>Motivation.<P></P><P></P>Understanding Motivation.<P></P><P></P>Content Theories.<P></P><P></P>Process Theories.<P></P><P></P>Motivation and the Exercise of Power.<P></P><P></P>Communication.<P></P><P></P>Elements of Communication.<P></P><P></P>Using Communication Effectively.<P></P><P></P>Importance of Communication.<P></P><P></P>Ethical Practice.<P></P><P></P>Taxonomy of Ethical Issues.<P></P><P></P>Ethical Issues of Daily Practice.<P></P><P></P>Time Management.<P></P><P></P>Time Management Strategies.<P></P><P></P>Importance of Time Management.<P></P><BR><BR><B>12. Demands for School Reform.</B> <BR><P></P>Society and Schools in the 21st Century.<P></P><P></P>Demographic Trends.<P></P><P></P>School-Related Problems.<P></P><P></P>Tensions Between Excellence and Equity.<P></P><P></P>The First Wave: 1983-1987.<P></P><P></P>The Second Wave: 1988-.<P></P><BR><BR><B>13. Responses to Student Needs and Public Dissatisfaction.</B> <BR><P></P>Failure and an Unfinished Agenda.<P></P><P></P>Reasons for Failure.<P></P><P></P>An Unfinished Agenda.<P></P><P></P>Reform Through Market-Oriented Concepts.<P></P><P></P>Choice Programs.<P></P><P></P>Vouchers and Tax Credits.<P></P><P></P>Charter Schools.<P></P><P></P>Reform Through Restructuring.<P></P><P></P>School Partnerships.<P></P><BR><BR><B>14. Transforming the School.</B> <BR><P></P>Organizational Change.<P></P><P></P>Resistance to Change.<P></P><P></P>Change Strategies.<P></P><P></P>Culture Change.<P></P><P></P>Implications for Practice.<P></P><BR><BR><B>15. Women and Minorities in School Administration.</B> <BR><P></P>Women and Minorities in Education.<P></P><P></P>The Concern in Administration.<P></P><P></P>Characteristics, Placements, and Barriers.<P></P><P></P>Seeking Solutions.<P></P><P></P>Implications for Practice.<P></P><BR><BR><B>16. Planning Your Career.</B> <BR><P></P>Personal Career Planning.<P></P><P></P>Changing Attitudes and Assumptions.<P></P><P></P>Building an Individual Plan.<P></P><P></P>Implications for Practice.<P></P>
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