Educational Governance and Administration

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The sixth edition of Educational Governance and Administrationprovides a clear and comprehensive introduction to school finance issues and schools as political systems. Its case-based approach,  descriptive studies of how schools work, and  broad look at the historical, political, social contextsthat make up this area of study make this book a valuable tool for every aspiring educator, policymaker, and citizen looking for an overview of the current American educational system.   Educational Governance and Administration examines administrative practices with a critical eye and provides a balanced overview of the development of educational administration, taking into account the roles of teachers, students, principals, and superintendents. Extensively revised, the sixth edition contains a completely updated and comprehensive discussion of policy and policy making, as well as the financial and legal challenges that school leaders face. It explores the expanding role of the government in education and leadership, how schools work as political systems, and how administrators balance local, state, and federal influences. This extensively revised  Sixth Edition contains a completely updated and  comprehensive discussion of  policy and policy making, as well as the financial and legal challenges that school leaders face.

Table of Contents

Public Values and School Policy
The Roots of Conflict
Demands, Constraints, and Choices
Defining the Context
Policy Instruments and Their Impact on Reform
Public Values and School Policy
Competing Values and Images of Schooling
A Value-Added Approach to Equity and Excellence
The No Child Left Behind Act
Issues Shaping School Policy and Administration
School Autonomy and Governmental control
Standards and Accountability
Local Autonomy
Balancing Democratic and Professional Authority
School Choice
Maintaining Public Confidence
Managing Public Confidence
Layered Standards
A Final Word
Educational Administration
An Overview
Policy and Policy in Use
Administration Defined
Critical Responsibilities of Administrators
Evaluating Administrators
Dimensions and Measures of School Effectiveness
Critical Administrative Process
The Privacy of the Educational Leadership Role
Qualitative Aspects of Leadership
Indirect Versus Direct Instructional Leadership
Educational Administration as an Emerging Profession
Some Background
The Changing Focus
A Standard-Based Approach
Other Views of Administrator Preparation
New Standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Leadership
The Development of Thought in Educational Administration
Models of Administrative Practice
Educational Evangelists Versus Professional Managers
Major Stands of Thought in Administration
Educational Administration as an Applied Science
A Refl
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