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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
1 Who Needs Lesson Plans?
2 Who Should Create the School’s Vision?
3 A Bully’s Threat
4 Lounge Talk
5 The Career Center’s Revolving Door
6 Let the Committee Decide
7 Old School Culture and a New Principal
8 School Improvement through Better Grading Practices
9 Sally’s Socialization
10 A Matter of Honor
11 Individualizing Staff Development
12 Break the Rules and Pay the Price
13 An Ambitious Assistant Principal
14 Let’s Get Strategic
15 Even on Saturdays
16 Appropriate Punishment versus Political Expediency
17 The Passive Principal
18 A Disillusioned Assistant Principal
19 Who Needs Career-Technical Education?
20 Illegal Drugs, In-School Suspension, and the Novice Principal
21 Let’s Not Rap
22 Is the Devil Teaching Spelling?
23 The Dark Side of Decentralization
24 The Maverick School Board Member