Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Education: Theory into Practice / Edition 1

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Designed for aspiring school leaders, administrators, and supervisors, Leadership and Organizational Behavior: Theory into Practice presents an overview of the principles of school leadership, as well as specific theories behind organizational behavior key to courses in Supervision and Instructional Leadership. Theories are presented and applied using a set of pedagogical features that inspire critical thinking, evaluation, and comprehension and lead to informed practice on the part of all learners.

Key Features include:

• ISLLC Standards alignment in each chapter, and an easy-to-access rubric that locates each standard, found on the inside front cover.

• A Principal Quality Rubric, unique to this book, that rates acquired skills of aspiring principals against the ISLLC Standards.

• A detailed case study beginning each chapter that illustrates key concepts in practice.

• Synthesis of relevant research and literature that directs understanding of history and theory towards applied practice.

• A clear and comprehensive writing style that appeals to instructors and students of all levels.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior: Theory into Practice is an ideal resource for aspiring school leaders who wish to innovate, educate, and make a difference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137050444
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/14/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 563,014
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Owings, Ed.D. has been an elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent and school district superintendent and is currently a professor of educational leadership and graduate program director at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Together with his co-author, Leslie S. Kaplan, Owings has published texts including American Public School Finance (2006, Cengage), Best Practices, Best Thinking, and Emerging Issues in School Leadership, (2003, Corwin) as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals including NASSP Bulletin, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Education Finance, Teachers College Record, and Phi Delta Kappan. Professor Owings is editor of the Journal for Effective Schools and also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Education Finance. A frequent presenter at regional and national conferences, he is a past-president of the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and served 20 years on the national ASCD Board of Directors. Owings and Kaplan were jointly awarded the 2008 Charles Edgar Clear Research Award from the Virginia Educational Research Association for “Consistent and Substantial Contributions to Educational Research and Scholarship.”

Leslie S, Kaplan, Ed.D. is a retired secondary school and central office administrator who currently researches and writes on educational issues full-time. She has been a successful school counselor as well as a central office and school administrator. Together with her co-author, William A. Owings, Kaplan has published books including American Education: Building a Common Foundation (Cengage, 2011), Effective Schools Movement: History, Analysis, and Application (2008, Intermont Center for Education Effectiveness), and Teacher Quality, Teaching Quality, and School Improvement (2002, Phi Delta Kappan). Her education writings, often with Owings, frequently appear as book chapters and in refereed professional journals. Leslie Kaplan is co-editor of the Journal for Effective Schools and serves on the editorial board for the NASSP Bulletin. She is a past-president of the Virginia Counselors Association and the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Historical Overview of Leadership’s Role

Chapter 2. Historical Overview of Leadership in Organizations

Chapter 3. A New View of Leadership in Organizations

Chapter 4. Leadership Theories

Chapter 5. Leadership, Communication, and Vision

Chapter 6. Leadership and Motivation

Chapter 7. Leadership as Developing Capacity

Chapter 8. Leadership, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Chapter 9. Leadership and Resource Allocation

Chapter 10. Formative and Summative Evaluation Issues in Educational Leadership

Chapter 11. Ethics, Integrity, and Social Justice in Leadership

Chapter 12. Developing a an Educational Leader


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