Educational Governance and Administration / Edition 5

Educational Governance and Administration / Edition 5

by Thomas J. Sergiovanni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205380867

ISBN-13: 9780205380862

Pub. Date: 06/25/2003

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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

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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

  • Addresses current concerns in school leadership such as special education services, political constraints and federal and state standards.
  • 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.
  • Greater emphasis on school financing issues including vouchers and equity addresses a topic of concern for many leaders.
  • 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.
  • Completely updated and expanded legal treatment highlights the philosophical basis for legal knowledge about schools and emphasizes current decisions and dilemmas.
  • Greater emphasis on cultural and diversity perspectives in the development of schools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205380862
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Pt. 1The Context for Schooling in the United States
1Public Values and School Policy: The Roots of Conflict1
2Issues Shaping School Policy and Administration21
Pt. 2Introduction to Educational Administration
3Educational Administration: An Overview55
4Educational Administration as an Emerging Profession81
5The Development of Thought in Educational Administration110
6Administrative Work, Roles, and Tasks148
7Women in Administration164
Pt. 3Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents
8Students and Teachers Today175
9The Principalship Today191
10The Superintendency Today211
Pt. 4Introduction to Governance in Education
11Schools as Political Systems229
12The Local System of Policymaking245
13The State Level of Policymaking263
14The Federal Level of Policymaking280
Pt. 5Legal and Financial Considerations
15The Legal Foundation for Public Education: An Overview297
16Leading Public Schools: Legal Considerations323
17School Finance359
Index389

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