The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases / Edition 3

The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases / Edition 3

by Theodore J. Kowalski
     
 

The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical,

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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical, and political frames, while balancing perspectives of rewards and challenges commonly expressed by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, inadequate funding for public schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement.

Fully updated, the Third Edition provides: greater emphasis on the challenges facing novice superintendents; new material on strategic planning and visioning; new and expanded coverage of contemporary issues such as inadequate district funding and social challenges; additional figures, tables, key terms, and other helpful learning tools; and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452241081
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
368,905
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
PART I: THE POSITION: ROLES AND CONTEXT
1. Defining Practice
2. Society and Schools
PART II: SCHOOL DISTRICTS: STRUCTURE AND AUTHORITY
3. School Districts as Organizations
4. School Boards
5. Superintendent and School Board Relationships
6. School District Policy
PART III: SUPERINTENDENT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
7. Providing Leadership at the District Level
8. Community Leadership
9. Material Resources Management
10. Human Resources Management
PART IV: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES
11. Contemporary Challenges
12. Personal Dispositions and Practice
13. Seeking the Position
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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