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School leadership & administration: important concepts, case studies & simulations

School leadership & administration: important concepts, case studies & simulations

Snowden, Petra E; Gorton, Richard A; Snowden, Petra E

"School Leadership and Administration" is designed to help prospective and experienced principals, administrators and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case-studies, and simulations. Two parts make up this text. Part I presents important theoretical concepts and research findings that if adequately understood and appropriately applied can improve educators' problem solving and leadership effectiveness. Part II consists of over 65 reality-based case studies, "In-Basket Exercises", simulations, and role-plays to illustrate problems and issues. The case studies, simulations, and exercises stimulate class discussion and reflection on key issues facing today's school administrator with guidelines for thoughtful problem solving and resolution

Book. English.
6th ed.
Published New York: McGraw-Hill, c2002

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Statement of responsibility: Petra E. Snowden, Richard A. Gorton
ISBN: 0072397772, 9780072397772
Note: Rev. ed. of: School leadership and administration. c1998.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: School management and organization United States.; Educational leadership United States.; Educational leadership United States Case studies.; School management and organization United States Case studies.
Alternative Title: School leadership and administration

Contents

  1. Part I: Major Concepts In Administration And The Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools For Effective School Leadership
  2. Decision Making
  3. Communication
  4. Authority, Power and Influence
  5. Group Leadership
  6. Conflict Management
  7. Organizational Culture
  8. School Improvement
  9. Part Ii: Case Studies And Simulations: Clinical Materials And Learning Experiences For School Administrators And Supervisors
  10. Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences
  11. Beginning Challenges
  12. 1. Preparing for the Job Search
  13. 2. From Teacher to Administrator
  14. 3. The New Principal (In-Basket Activities)
  15. 4. The New Assistant Principal (In-Basket Activities)
  16. 5. Resentment over Appointment
  17. 6. Why Does a Woman Need to Act Like a Man?
  18. 7. Gimme That Old-Time Discipline
  19. 8. Is Being Busy Necessarily Productive?
  20. Student Problems
  21. 9. School Yard Dangers
  22. 10. Ideas on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
  23. 11. The Underachiever
  24. 12. What Should Be the Role of the Student Newspaper?
  25. 13. A Complex Discipline Problem
  26. 14. The Drop-Out Problem (Simulation Exercise)
  27. 15. Students Cant Take Pressure Any Longer
  28. 16. An Issue of Morals and Priorities
  29. 17. "Zero Tolerance" for Weapons in Schools
  30. Administrator-Staff Relationships
  31. 18. Teacher Selection
  32. 19. Problems of a Beginning Teacher
  33. 20. Faculty Teamwork
  34. 21. Who Needs Lesson Plans?
  35. 22. Conflict Over Teacher Citizenship Rights
  36. 23. Faculty Dissatisfaction and Low Morale
  37. 24. Teacher Files a Grievance
  38. 25. Teacher Reacts Negatively to Personnel Evaluation
  39. 26. Faculty Slowdown
  40. 27. Do Women Have Power?
  41. 28. Collaboration Woes
  42. School-Community Relations
  43. 29. Curriculum Unit Upsets Parents
  44. 30. Communication and Constructed Reality
  45. 31. Parental Apathy
  46. 32. Wanted: A Plan for Improving Parental and Community Involvement
  47. 33. The School-Community Web
  48. 34. Developing Student Talent
  49. 35. A New Role for the Parents Organization
  50. 36. How Much Should Parents Be Told?
  51. 37. Administrator-Press Relations
  52. 38. Public Relations: Whats Really Important?
  53. 39. Censorship? Or Parents Rights?
  54. 40. Financial Crisis!
  55. Role and Organizational Problems
  56. 41. Principals Mid-Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
  57. 42. Principals End-of-the Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
  58. 43. Principals Dilemma
  59. 44. Principals Personal Conduct Results in Possible Suspension
  60. 45. Intra-Organizational Role Conflict
  61. 46. Supervisor-Principal Relationship
  62. 47. The Superintendent and the New School Board Members
  63. 48. Administrator Evaluation
  64. Race and Drug Issues
  65. 49. Can Total School Integration Be Achieved?
  66. 50. Minority Parents Are Dissatisfied with Integration
  67. 51. We Want Neighborhood Schools, Too!
  68. 52. Metropolitan Integration
  69. 53. Parents Detect Racial Disparity
  70. 54. Teacher Difficulty in a Multicultural Climate
  71. 55. Matter of What?
  72. 56. Do (Should?) We Treat Them All Alike?
  73. 57. Student Drug Problem at Washington School
  74. 58. Do Extreme Times Call for Radical Action? (A Leaderless Group Activity)
  75. 59. When A Faculty Member is Suspected of Drug Abuse
  76. 60. A Different Kind of "Drug" Problem
  77. Problems of Change
  78. 61. Teacher Tries to Individualize Instruction
  79. 62. Effective Schools: How Do We Get There From Here? (A Group Activity)
  80. 63. Planning for Improvement
  81. 64. School-Based Management
  82. 65. Restructuring Staff Evaluation and Supervision
  83. 66. Changing the Role of the Building Principal
  84. 67. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part I
  85. 68. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part II
  86. 69. School Choice
  87. 70. School District Chips Away at Computer Education Problems
  88. 71. Inclusion of Special Needs Students