Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 2

Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 2

by Theodore J. Kowalski
     
 

Intended for prospective administrators, this book uses 24 open-ended case studies to illustrate the realities of practice and decision-making. Issues like state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring, and their impact on decision-making, are given special attention. Problem-solving skills, the development of alternative solutions, and the… See more details below

Overview

Intended for prospective administrators, this book uses 24 open-ended case studies to illustrate the realities of practice and decision-making. Issues like state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring, and their impact on decision-making, are given special attention. Problem-solving skills, the development of alternative solutions, and the continuous improvement of professional knowledge are emphasized. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801314223
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Theodore J. Kowalski holds the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, an endowed professorship at the University of Dayton. A former school superintendent, he previously taught at Purdue University, Saint Louis University, and Ball State University, where he also served as dean of the Teachers College. Professor Kowalski is the author or co-author of 18 books and over 135 book chapters and journal articles. He has published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Planning and Changing. He also is editor of the Journal of School Public Relations and serves on the editorial boards of two other professional journals.

Table of Contents

Case 1Another federal intrusion12
Case 2What alternative school concept is best?18
Case 3A bully's threat25
Case 4Lounge talk33
Case 5Get rid of the sloppy assistant principal41
Case 6Let the committee decide50
Case 7A principal clashes with the culture59
Case 8How about school-based management?66
Case 9Getting back to basics74
Case 10A matter of honor83
Case 11An invisible superintendent94
Case 12Captain punishment103
Case 13An ambitious assistant principal112
Case 14A one-trick principal118
Case 15A maverick board member127
Case 16Excessive punishment or just politics?134
Case 17The passive principal141
Case 18A disillusioned assistant principal149
Case 19Dissention over the vocational school156
Case 20In-school suspension : an effective idea?163
Case 21Let's not rap171
Case 22Is the devil teaching spelling?179
Case 23Decentralization and inequality187
Case 24Who creates the school's vision?199

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