Handbook of Research on Educational Administration / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $35.05
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $35.05   
  • New (2) from $97.28   
  • Used (5) from $35.05   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association

In this completely revised edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Administration, distinguished scholars draw from recent and classic studies to offer cross-disciplinary views of the most important research in K-12 education. They address the challenges that school leaders and policymakers face, the pressures that bear on their work, and the issues that they must address in order to create successful schools and districts. This comprehensive reference shows how organizational and leadership theory and practice have not only influenced, but responded to systemic changes in education—ranging from theories of learning to changing student demographics.

The contributors are among the most respected researchers and thinkers in the field of educational leadership and administration. In twenty-four chapters, they examine the individual, organizational, and institutional dimensions of leadership—especially as they relate to changing views of teaching and learning, new forms of school organization and governance, and shifting trAnds in the social and community climate. The authors also pay particular attention to the changing roles and responsibilities of school administrators and the vital task of preparing new professionals for the field. Their explorations set the agAnda for future research and policy development. The Handbook of Research on Educational Administration is a vital reference for scholars, researchers, administrators, and graduate students who want to learn the fundamentals and latest findings in educational administration.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Though some of the material might be accessible to warm-blooded school administrators, the principal readership intended are researchers. The editors chose senior scholars both to write the articles and to review them before publication; they encouraged collaboration and even induced it between scholars working in the same area who had not collaborated before. As with the 1988 edition, the discussion is limited to administering elementary and secondary schools. The two dozen essays cover the development of educational administration, the changing nature of education and schooling and emerging foundations for the new profession, and rethinking the challenges of educational leadership. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787943400
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JOSEPH MURPHY is a professor in the department of educational leadership at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. KAREN SEASHORE LOUIS is professor of educational policy and administration and director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: Framing the Project (J. Murphy & K. Louis).


The Brief History of Scholarship on Educational Administration (D. Willower & P. Forsyth).

The Continuing Quest for a Knowledge Base: 1976-1997 (R. Donmoyer).

A Century's Quest to Understand School Leadership (K. Leithwood & D. Duke).

Internationalization in Educational Administration: Policy and Practice, Theory and Research (J. Chapman, et al.).

The Struggle to Create a More Gender Inclusive Profession (C. Shakeshaft).

The Evolution of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs (M. McCarthy).

Next Generation Methods for the Study of Leadership and School Improvement (R. Heck & P. Hallinger).



Ideological Lenses for Interpreting Political and Economic Changes Affecting Schooling (J. Cibulka).

Delta Forces: The Changing Fabric of American Society and Education (P. Reyes, et al.).

Evolving Views of Learning and Teaching.

Social Constructivist Views of Learning (R. Prawat & P. Peterson).

The "New Professionalism" in Education: An Appraisal (G. Sykes).

Rethinking School Improvement (K. Louis, et al.).

Evolving Views of School Organizations.

Enduring Dilemmas in School Organizations (R. Ogawa, et al.).

Schools as Cultures (W. Firestone & K. Seashore Louis).

Schools as Polities (R. Slater & W. Boyd).

Administration and Community: Considering Challenges, Exploring Possibilities (L. Beck & W. Foster).

Evolving Views of School-Environment Relations.

Institutional Theory and the Study of Educational Organizations (B. Rowan & C. Miskel).

The Implications of Social Capital for Schools, Communities, and Cities: Educational Administration As If a Sense of Place Mattered (M. Driscoll & C. Kerchner).

New Consumerism: Evolving Market Dynamics in the Institutional Dimension of Schooling (J. Murphy).


School Leadership for Teacher Learning and Change: A Human and Social Capital Development Perspective (M. Smylie & A. Hart).

Integrated Services: Challenges in Linking Schools, Families, and Communities (C. Smrekar & H. Mawhinney).

New Demands and Concepts for Educational Accountability: Striving for Results in an Era of Excellence (J. Adams & M. Kirst).

Generating and Managing Resources for School Improvement (D. Monk & M. Plecki).

A New Research Paradigm for Understanding (and Improving) Twenty-First Century Schooling (P. Hill & J. Guthrie).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)