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Overview

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.

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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
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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.

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Table of Contents

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

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.

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).

THE CHANGING NATURE OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING: EMERGING FOUNDATIONS FOR THE NEW PROFESSION.

Introduction.

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).

RETHINKING THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

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).

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