School Leadership and Administration: Important Concepts, Case Studies, and Simulations / Edition 8

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School Leadership and Administration is fundamentally a text about leadership for any situation. Primarily focused toward school leaders, School Leadership and Administration offers global application with its principles for those who may be in areas such as higher education administration, military educational training programs, agency management, and government services administration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073378657
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,214,338
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy A. Alston received her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University, two master's degrees at the University of South Carolina, and her bachelor's degree in English from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Prior to teaching in the academy, she was a high school English teacher/teacher-leader in the public school system in South Carolina.

Currently Dr. Alston holds the positions of Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Education at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Widener, she served as the Chair of the Division of Educational Administration and Leadership Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Her research foci include gender and educational leadership with a focus on black female school superintendents; urban education and educational leadership highlighting administrative reform in urban schools; diversity and educational leadership exploring how the intersections of class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual diversity, and ability affect leaders, and spirituality and leadership. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in these areas of research, as well as the author of Multi-leadership in Urban Schools.

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Table of Contents



ISLLC Standard

Chapter 1: Leadership

Chapter 2: Decision Making

Chapter 3: Authority, Power, and Influence

Chapter 4: Communication

Chapter 5: Conflict Management

Chapter 6: Organizational Culture

Chapter 7: School Improvement

Chapter 8: Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences

Chapter 9: Beginning Challenges
1. Preparing for the Job Search
2. From Teacher to Administrator
3. The New Principal (In-Basket Activities)
4. The New Assistant Principal (In-Basket Activities)
5. Resentment over Appointment
6. Why Does a Woman Need to Act Like a Man?
7. Gimme That Old-Time Discipline
8. Is Being Busy Necessarily Productive?

Chapter 10: Student Problems
9. School Yard Dangers
10. The Underachiever
11. What Should Be the Role of the Student Newspaper?
12. A Complex Discipline Problem
13. The Drop-Out Problem (Simulation Exercise)
14. Students Can’t Take Pressure Any Longer
15. An Issue of Morals and Priorities
16. "Zero Tolerance" for Weapons in Schools
17. Student Drug Problem at Washington School
18. Do Extreme Times Call for Radical Action? (A Leaderless Group Activity)
19. A Different Kind of "Drug" Problem

Chapter 11: Administrator-Staff Relationships
20. Teacher Selection
21. Problems of a Beginning Teacher
22. Faculty Teamwork
23. Who Needs Lesson Plans?
24. Conflict Over Teacher Citizenship Rights
25. Faculty Dissatisfaction and Low Morale
26. Teacher Files a Grievance
27. Teacher Reacts Negatively to Personnel Evaluation
28. Faculty Slowdown
29. Do Women Have Power?
30. Collaboration Woes

Chapter 12: School-Community Relations
31. Curriculum Unit Upsets Parents
32. Communication and Constructed Reality
33. Parental Apathy
34. Wanted: A Plan for Improving Parental and Community Involvement
35. The School-Community Web
36. Developing Student Talent
37. A New Role for the Parents’ Organization
38. How Much Should Parents Be Told?
39. Administrator-Press Relations
40. Public Relations: What’s Really Important?
41. Censorship? Or Parents’ Rights?
42. Financial Crisis!

Chapter 13: Role and Organizational Problems
43. Principal’s Mid-Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
44. Principal’s End-of-the Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
45. Principal’s Dilemma
46. Principal’s Personal Conduct Results in Possible Suspension
47. Intra-Organizational Role Conflict
48. Supervisor-Principal Relationship
49. The Superintendent and the New School Board Members
50. Administrator Evaluation

Chapter 14: Social Justice Issues
51. Can Total School Integration Be Achieved?
52. Minority Parents Are Dissatisfied with Integration
53. We Want Neighborhood Schools, Too!
54. Metropolitan Integration
55. Parents Detect Racial Disparity
56. Teacher Difficulty in a Multicultural Climate
57. Matter of What?
58. Do (Should?) We Treat Them All Alike?
59. Ideas on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)
60. Student Formed Gay-Straight Alliance
61. Inclusion of Special Needs Students

Chapter 15: Problems of Change
62. Teacher Tries to Individualize Instruction
63. Effective Schools: How Do We Get There From Here? (A Group Activity)
64. Planning for Improvement
65. School-Based Management
66. Restructuring Staff Evaluation and Supervision
67. Changing the Role of the Building Principal
68. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part I
69. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part II
70. School Choice
71. School District Chips Away at Computer Education Problems

72. When NCLB Meets You at Your School Door

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