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As calls for education reform come from parents, educators, and politicians, it is urgent that administrators evaluate their philosophy and perspective. The ninth annual NCPEA yearbook, "21st Century Challenges for School Administrators", is a collection of such self-evaluations. Two major themes dominate this collection of papers—preparing administrators and issues of practice. The works examine the role of technology, leadership styles, divergent thinking, the chaos theory, achievement standards, and more. ...
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Overview

As calls for education reform come from parents, educators, and politicians, it is urgent that administrators evaluate their philosophy and perspective. The ninth annual NCPEA yearbook, "21st Century Challenges for School Administrators", is a collection of such self-evaluations. Two major themes dominate this collection of papers—preparing administrators and issues of practice. The works examine the role of technology, leadership styles, divergent thinking, the chaos theory, achievement standards, and more. Through the twenty-four essays in this volume, administrators and professors of education will find a stimulus for reform and the tools to meet new millennium's challenges.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810841031
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Scarecrow Education Book Series
  • Edition description: 9TH
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors ix
Review Board xi
Preface xiii
Part 1 Invited Chapters
President's Message: NCPEA as a Learning Organization 3
Corwin Lecture: School Leadership and Educational Accountability: Toward a Distributed Perspective 11
Part 2 Preparing School Administrators
Toward an Instructional Paradigm: Recasting How Faculty Work and Students Learn 29
University Education Administration Program Development: Administrative Skills vs. Achievement Standards as Predictors of Administrative Success 53
Beyond the Knowledge Base Controversy: Advancing the Ideal of Scholar-Practitioner Leadership 65
The Intellectual Firepower Needed for Educational Administration's New Era of Enlightenment 89
Lessons from the Performing Arts: Can Auditioning Help Improve the Selection Process in University Administration Preparation Programs in the 21st Century? 101
Divergent Thinking as an Engine of Positive Change: The Role of Academic Freedom in the Educational Administration Professoriate 113
The Leadership Framework: Facilitating Reflection for 21st Century Leaders 126
Student Self-Assessment of Leadership Skills: A Useful Tool in Preparation Programs 135
Issues of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity in Preparing School Administrators 146
The Road to Promotion and Tenure for Women and Minorities 165
Understanding Leadership Styles of Women and Men 178
Exploring Technology, Change, and Chaos Theory: Moving Educational Leadership Preparation Programs into the New Millennium 189
Technology Standards and Reform in Educational Practice: The Role of Information Technology in the Transformation of a Leader Preparation Program 203
Computer Applications for School Finance and Business: Courses, Status, Process, and Considerations 221
Technological and Programmatic Challenges Confronted in Delivering a Distance Learning Doctoral Program 233
Part 3 Issues of Practice
Coping with Children on Their Own: A Challenge for Educational Administrators 245
Leadership and Job Satisfaction in the School Superintendency 260
Superintendent Performance Evaluation and Its Relationship to District Student Performance 272
The Role of the Central Office in Decentralization 286
The Fast Lane to Success: The Initiation Stage 310
Principal Leadership Skills Needed to Transform the Climate of a Struggling School 320
Impact of Professional Development Schools on Teachers and Students: Considerations for Public School Administrators 335
Preferred Leadership Frames of Texas Principals in Implementing the Professional Development and Appraisal System with National Implications 348
The Expected Demise of the Local School District 360
Author Index 377
About the Editors 386
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