Impact Of Politics In Local Education

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.90
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 72%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $6.90   
  • New (8) from $16.39   
  • Used (4) from $6.90   


Today, administrators must assume a different mindset if public schools are to remain viable and functional. Changing populations resulting in heterogeneous communities, diversity of community values, and finite resources meeting the infinite desires of a demanding constituency have created the necessity for political acumen on the part of local educational leaders. The primary reason for the upheaval occurring in schools today is not that the instructional element is being neglected, but that the building-level administrators have a woeful lack of proficiency in managing the politics that impact schools. This book gives administrators a better grasp of educational politics at the campus level as the school interacts with the community in which it is embedded. Through theory, application, and personal reflection, The Impact of Politics in Local Education will show administrators how to 'read' the political climate of a community, how to make meaning from the information, and how to proactively manage political issues so that a stable school environment can be maintained.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Karen Simpson
Quite possibly, Jane Owen has crafted a first: a book that reads like a novel but contains powerful lessons for each and every school administrator. As each chapter leads to the next, the reader will find it impossible to put this book down, waiting to see what happens next to Maggie. The implications for a book study for practicing administrators, a book review by the superintendent, or a textbook for aspiring administrators are endless. The very best, however, may be the wonderful indulgence of curling up with a book that will evoke joy and sorrow as you travel with Maggie on her journey.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578864867
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane C. Owen, Ph.D. has devoted almost thirty years to the field of education at the public school and college levels. She currently teaches at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Micropolitics of Education: Theory and Praxis Chapter 2 The Theoretical Construct: Political Indicators of School-Community Interactions Chapter 3 The Case Study-Winfield High School: The Beginning Chapter 4 The Principal's Reflection Chapter 5 Resources and Results Chapter 6 What Goes In and What Comes Out Chapter 7 The Principal's Reflection Chapter 8 The Perils of a Closed Decision-Making System Chapter 9 Storm Clouds Gather Over Winfield High School Chapter 10 The Principal's Reflection Chapter 11 The Four Facets of Politics Chapter 12 Turbulent Fields: Winfield High School Loses Stability Chapter 13 The Principal's Reflection Chapter 14 Conflict as a Strategic Maneuver Chapter 15 The Kraken Is Released Chapter 16 The Principal's Reflection Chapter 17 Dissatisfaction Theory Concluded Chapter 18 The Principal's Final Reflection: Lessons Learned Part 19 Epilogue: Maggie Alexander Today

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 & 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 & 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 & 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 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 & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & 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 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)