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Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 2

Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 2

by Theodore J. Kowalski


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Intended for prospective administrators, this book uses 24 open-ended case studies to illustrate the realities of practice and decision-making. Issues like state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring, and their impact on decision-making, are given special attention. Problem-solving skills, the development of alternative solutions, and the continuous improvement of professional knowledge are emphasized. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801314223
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Theodore J. Kowalski holds the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, an endowed professorship at the University of Dayton. A former school superintendent, he previously taught at Purdue University, Saint Louis University, and Ball State University, where he also served as dean of the Teachers College. Professor Kowalski is the author or co-author of 18 books and over 135 book chapters and journal articles. He has published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Planning and Changing. He also is editor of the Journal of School Public Relations and serves on the editorial boards of two other professional journals.

Table of Contents

Matrix of Topics by Case Numberix
Case 1Fear of Outcome-Based Education11
Case 2Protecting the Organization: Legitimate Power or Compromise?21
Case 3A Bully's Threat29
Case 4Lounge Talk37
Case 5An Assistant Principal Who Does Not Fit the Image45
Case 6Using Committees to Make Key Decisions53
Case 7The Principal Changes Some Valued Rules61
Case 8An Effort to Study Site-Based Management69
Case 9Different Perceptions of Effective Teaching77
Case 10A Matter of Honor87
Case 11The Closed-Door Policy97
Case 12Captain Punishment107
Case 13The Stepping Stone117
Case 14The One-Skill Superintendent127
Case 15Who Will Censure this Board Member?135
Case 16Does the Punishment Fit the Offense?143
Case 17Site-Based Conflict151
Case 18Is This All There is?159
Case 19The Clinic Controversy167
Case 20Substance Abuse and Student Discipline177
Case 21Let's Not Rap187
Case 22We don't Want the Devil Teaching Spelling195
Case 23Does Decentralization Lead to Inequities?205
Case 24The Principal's Vision217
Subject Index225

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