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Educational Administration : Concepts and Practices

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9780534608828

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0534608825
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Pub. Date:
7/14/2003
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS. 1. DEVELOPMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY. Focusing Questions. Theory. Classical Organizational Theory. Human Relations Approach. Behavioral Science Approach. Development of Administrative Thought. Systems Theory. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 2. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. Focusing Questions. Basic Concepts of Organizational Structure. The Bureaucratic Model. The Participatory Management Model. Alternative Models of Organizational Structure. The School as a Social System. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE. Focusing Questions. The Nature of Organizational Culture. Developing, Maintaining, and Changing. Effects of Organizational Culture. Organizational Climate. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. PART II: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES. 4. MOTIVATION. Focusing Questions. Defining Motivation. Content Theories. Process Theories. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 5. LEADERSHIP. Focusing Questions. The Nature of Leadership. Leader Traits. Leadership Behavior. Contingency Leadership. Leadership Styles. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 6. DECISION MAKING. Focusing Questions. The Nature of Decision Making. Models of Decision Making. Benefits of Shared Decision Making. Problems in Shared Decision Making. Shared Decision-Making Techniques. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 7. COMMUNICATION. Focusing Questions. The Importance of Communication. The Communication Process. Nonverbal Communication. Direction of Communication. Communication Networks. Barriers to Communication. Overcoming Barriers to Communication. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 8. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. Focusing Questions. Schools as Open Systems. Pressures for Organizational Change. Resistance to Change. Individual Approaches to Change. Group Approaches to Change. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. PART III: THE STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK FOR EDUCATION. 9. THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION. Focusing Questions. The Federal Role in Education. Changing Roles in the Federal Government and Education. Congressional Influence on Education. Federal Programs and Activities in Education. National Reform of Education. State Government and Education. State Education Agencies. State Reform Movements. Guidelines for Reform. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 10. LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. Focusing Questions. Local School Policy. Organization of School Districts. Local School Boards. The School Superintendent. The Central Staff. The Principal and the School. Conditions of Employment. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 11. SCHOOL FINANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY. Focusing Questions. Education and Economics. Tax Sources of School Revenues. Local Financing of Public Schools. State Financing of Public Schools. State Aid to Local Districts. School Effectiveness and Productivity. School Finance Trends. Streamlining Budgets. Environmental Hazards. School Infrastructure Costs. Financing School Construction. International Comparisons of Education Spending. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 12. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS AND EDUCATION. Focusing Questions. Legal Framework for Public Education. The Law and Professional Personnel. The Law and Students. The Law and State Issues. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. PART IV: ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. 13. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION. Focusing Questions. Curriculum Definitions and Approaches. Curriculum Development. Components of Curriculum Development. The Roles of the Curriculum Worker. How Implementation Occurs. Implementation as a Change Process. Summary. Key Terms. Discussion Questions. Suggested Readings. 14. ANALYZING AND IMPROVING TEACHING.

Table of Contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS
1. DEVELOPMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE THEORY
Focusing Questions
Theory
Classical Organizational Theory
Human Relations Approach
Behavioral Science Approach
Development of Administrative Thought
Systems Theory
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
2. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Focusing Questions
Basic Concepts of Organizational Structure
The Bureaucratic Model
The Participatory Management Model
Alternative Models of Organizational Structure
The School as a Social System
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
3. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Focusing Questions
The Nature of Organizational Culture
Developing, Maintaining, and Changing
Effects of Organizational Culture
Organizational Climate
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
PART II: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES
4. MOTIVATION
Focusing Questions
Defining Motivation
Content Theories
Process Theories
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
5. LEADERSHIP
Focusing Questions
The Nature of Leadership
Leader Traits
Leadership Behavior
Contingency Leadership
Leadership Styles
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
6. DECISION MAKING
Focusing Questions
The Nature of Decision Making
Models of Decision Making
Benefits of Shared Decision Making
Problems in Shared Decision Making
Shared Decision-Making Techniques
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
7. COMMUNICATION
Focusing Questions
The Importance of Communication
The Communication Process
Nonverbal Communication
Direction of Communication
Communication Networks
Barriers to Communication
Overcoming Barriers to Communication
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
8. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Focusing Questions
Schools as Open Systems
Pressures for Organizational Change
Resistance to Change
Individual Approaches to Change
Group Approaches to Change
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
PART III: THE STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK FOR EDUCATION
9. THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION
Focusing Questions
The Federal Role in Education
Changing Roles in the Federal Government and Education
Congressional Influence on Education
Federal Programs and Activities in Education
National Reform of Education
State Government and Education
State Education Agencies
State Reform Movements
Guidelines for Reform
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
10. LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Focusing Questions
Local School Policy
Organization of School Districts
Local School Boards
The School Superintendent
The Central Staff
The Principal and the School
Conditions of Employment
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
11. SCHOOL FINANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY
Focusing Questions
Education and Economics
Tax Sources of School Revenues
Local Financing of Public Schools
State Financing of Public Schools
State Aid to Local Districts
School Effectiveness and Productivity
School Finance Trends
Streamlining Budgets
Environmental Hazards
School Infrastructure Costs
Financing School Construction
International Comparisons of Education Spending
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
12. LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS AND EDUCATION
Focusing Questions
Legal Framework for Public Education
The Law and Professional Personnel
The Law and Students
The Law and State Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
PART IV: ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
13. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
Focusing Questions
Curriculum Definitions and Approaches
Curriculum Development
Components of Curriculum Development
The Roles of the Curriculum Worker
How Implementation Occurs
Implementation as a Change Process
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
14. ANALYZING AND IMPROVING TEACHING
Focusing Questions
Review of the Research on Teaching
Teacher Styles
Teacher Interaction
Teacher Characteristics
Teacher Effects
Cautions and Criticisms
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradigms
Helping the Beginning Teacher
Self-Evaluation
Reflection
Alternative Forms of Teacher Evaluation
Supervisory Evaluation and Assistance
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
15. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
Focusing Questions
The Personnel Management Process
Human Resource Planning
Recruitment
Selection
Training and Development
Performance Appraisal
Compensation
Union-Management Relations
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
16. CAREERS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Focusing Questions
The Concept of Career
Career Stages
Managing Career Stress
Career Development
Administrator-Preparation Programs
Women and Minorities
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
Name Index
Subject Index


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