School leadership & administration: important concepts, case studies & simulations
"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
New York: McGraw-Hill, c2002
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Statement of responsibility: Petra E. Snowden, Richard A. Gorton
ISBN: 0072397772, 9780072397772
Rev. ed. of: School leadership and administration. c1998.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
xv, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
School management and organization United States.; Educational leadership United States.; Educational leadership United States Case studies.; School management and organization United States Case studies.
School leadership and administration
- Part I: Major Concepts In Administration And The Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools For Effective School Leadership
- Decision Making
- Authority, Power and Influence
- Group Leadership
- Conflict Management
- Organizational Culture
- School Improvement
- Part Ii: Case Studies And Simulations: Clinical Materials And Learning Experiences For School Administrators And Supervisors
- Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences
- 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?
- Student Problems
- 9. School Yard Dangers
- 10. Ideas on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
- 11. The Underachiever
- 12. What Should Be the Role of the Student Newspaper?
- 13. A Complex Discipline Problem
- 14. The Drop-Out Problem (Simulation Exercise)
- 15. Students Cant Take Pressure Any Longer
- 16. An Issue of Morals and Priorities
- 17. "Zero Tolerance" for Weapons in Schools
- Administrator-Staff Relationships
- 18. Teacher Selection
- 19. Problems of a Beginning Teacher
- 20. Faculty Teamwork
- 21. Who Needs Lesson Plans?
- 22. Conflict Over Teacher Citizenship Rights
- 23. Faculty Dissatisfaction and Low Morale
- 24. Teacher Files a Grievance
- 25. Teacher Reacts Negatively to Personnel Evaluation
- 26. Faculty Slowdown
- 27. Do Women Have Power?
- 28. Collaboration Woes
- School-Community Relations
- 29. Curriculum Unit Upsets Parents
- 30. Communication and Constructed Reality
- 31. Parental Apathy
- 32. Wanted: A Plan for Improving Parental and Community Involvement
- 33. The School-Community Web
- 34. Developing Student Talent
- 35. A New Role for the Parents Organization
- 36. How Much Should Parents Be Told?
- 37. Administrator-Press Relations
- 38. Public Relations: Whats Really Important?
- 39. Censorship? Or Parents Rights?
- 40. Financial Crisis!
- Role and Organizational Problems
- 41. Principals Mid-Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
- 42. Principals End-of-the Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
- 43. Principals Dilemma
- 44. Principals Personal Conduct Results in Possible Suspension
- 45. Intra-Organizational Role Conflict
- 46. Supervisor-Principal Relationship
- 47. The Superintendent and the New School Board Members
- 48. Administrator Evaluation
- Race and Drug Issues
- 49. Can Total School Integration Be Achieved?
- 50. Minority Parents Are Dissatisfied with Integration
- 51. We Want Neighborhood Schools, Too!
- 52. Metropolitan Integration
- 53. Parents Detect Racial Disparity
- 54. Teacher Difficulty in a Multicultural Climate
- 55. Matter of What?
- 56. Do (Should?) We Treat Them All Alike?
- 57. Student Drug Problem at Washington School
- 58. Do Extreme Times Call for Radical Action? (A Leaderless Group Activity)
- 59. When A Faculty Member is Suspected of Drug Abuse
- 60. A Different Kind of "Drug" Problem
- Problems of Change
- 61. Teacher Tries to Individualize Instruction
- 62. Effective Schools: How Do We Get There From Here? (A Group Activity)
- 63. Planning for Improvement
- 64. School-Based Management
- 65. Restructuring Staff Evaluation and Supervision
- 66. Changing the Role of the Building Principal
- 67. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part I
- 68. In-Service or Disservice Education? Part II
- 69. School Choice
- 70. School District Chips Away at Computer Education Problems
- 71. Inclusion of Special Needs Students