Educational Leadership : A Problem-Based Approach

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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
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This succinct, compelling text provides coverage of key leadership topics, including critical thinking, ethics, best practices, and decision-making in an applied format. Thoroughly revised and updated, Educational Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach, 3/e, shares the very latest thinking in the field and relates it to significant real-life problems of practice. Reflecting on current changes and issues in educational leadership and administration, this text includes updated expert analysis pieces by noted authorities in every chapter. The authors use a problem-based approach providing readers with opportunities to analyze and apply their knowledge to authentic situations. This text emphasizes important challenges such as increasing diversity in our schools and society, the emphasis on standards, and the impact of reform and technology on learning environments. New to This Edition: All chapters include updated content on ISLLC, NCATE and ELLC to meet the latest demands for leadership preparation programs. New problem-based learning activity and coverage of State Board Testing to meet the current demand for data-driven decision making (Ch. 13). New expert commentaries by those who are most closely related to the discussion topics and updated vignettes reflect current concerns of leaders. Expanded ";List of Terms"; and ";Portfolio Artifacts"; are addressed in most chapters. Incorporates a new ";Self-Assessment Instrument from NREL"; that focuses on teamwork skills, making the subject real for students (Ch. 6). Visit www.ablongman.com/edleadership for sample syllabi, additional problems and journal articles of interest. Package this text with MyLabSchool-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Administrative Theory, Values Clarification, and Leadership Responsibilityp. 1
Flem Snopes High School: A New Administrative Teamp. 1
Educational Leadershipp. 3
Human Capital and the Accumulated Knowledge Basep. 7
Administrative Process and Knowledgep. 8
Philosophical Frames and Epistemological Influencesp. 9
Paradigms and the Scientific-Rational Approachp. 11
Political, Critical, and Constructivist Frames of Referencep. 12
Critical-Contextual, Gender, and Racep. 13
Postmodernism, Poststructuralismp. 15
Grounding Moral Educational Leadership in the Intrinsically Moral Enterprise of Learningp. 18
Ethical Modelsp. 19
The Ethic of Caringp. 19
The Ethic of Justicep. 19
The Ethic of Critiquep. 20
Foundations of Ethical Behavior: Standards for Good Practicep. 20
Codes of Ethicsp. 21
Administrative Platformsp. 21
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administrationp. 25
The Knowledge Base in Educational Administration: A Postmodernist Perspectivep. 27
Conclusionp. 28
Portfolio Artifactsp. 29
Termsp. 29
Suggested Readingsp. 29
Context and Perspective for Educational Leadersp. 30
Nanuck Middle School: Understanding the Contextp. 30
Contextual Knowledgep. 31
Broad, Complex Contextp. 32
Federal Turning-Pointsp. 33
Education Originsp. 34
Land Grantp. 34
Reliefp. 38
National Defensep. 38
Equal Educational Opportunityp. 39
World Class Economic Competitiveness and Support-1980 to Presentp. 41
Establishing National Goalsp. 43
Thoughts for Leaders of Educational Institutions in Transitionp. 44
The 1990s and Beyondp. 46
No Child Left Behindp. 47
New Technological Demandsp. 49
State Roles and Responsesp. 50
Equity and Social Justicep. 54
Challenges in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 55
Conclusionp. 57
Portfolio Artifactsp. 59
Termsp. 59
Suggested Readingsp. 59
School Reformp. 60
Scrivner Middle School: Reform at Scrivnerp. 60
Leading Innovative Schoolsp. 61
The Context for School Reformp. 63
Finding New Directionsp. 64
Common Themes in a Changing Worldp. 66
Innovative Programsp. 67
Other Innovative Models and Their Benefitsp. 75
A Framework for School Improvementp. 76
Harnessing Technologyp. 77
Technology Opens New Opportunitiesp. 80
Administrative Applicationsp. 80
Wilson Elementary School District: Five Steps to a Successful Technology Programp. 82
The Leadership Challengep. 84
Conclusionp. 88
Portfolio Artifactsp. 89
Termsp. 90
Suggested Readingsp. 90
Diversity and Community Relationsp. 91
Oakes High School: Cultures Clash in Fairhavenp. 91
Diversity in Schoolsp. 93
Socioeconomic Status and Social Classp. 93
U.S. Population Demographicsp. 93
Cultural Identityp. 94
Cultural Transitionsp. 97
Sexual Identityp. 99
Prejudice and Discriminationp. 100
Discrimination in Schoolsp. 101
Competing Perspectives: Theories, Models, and Approaches to Race, Class, and Genderp. 102
Cultural Deficiency Approachp. 103
Cultural Difference Approachp. 104
Human Relations Approachp. 104
Single-Group Studies Approachp. 105
Multicultural Education Approachp. 106
Social Justice Education Approachp. 106
Segregation, Desegregation, and Integrationp. 109
Magnet Schoolsp. 109
Language Diversity in U.S. Schools: Program Optionsp. 110
Promoting Linguistically Diverse Learners' Academic Successp. 111
English Language Learners in U.S. Public Schoolsp. 113
English Only, English Plus, and Programs for Nonstandard English Speakersp. 113
Developing Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Administrators Make a Differencep. 114
Connecting Schools and Community Organizationsp. 116
Conclusionp. 118
Portfolio Artifactsp. 118
Termsp. 118
Suggested Readingsp. 119
School District Organizational Structure and Leadershipp. 120
Alta Vista School: Data Disaggregationp. 120
The Local Rolep. 122
The Local School Divisionp. 122
The School Boardp. 124
The School Division Superintendentp. 127
Central Office Operationsp. 130
Local School Structures and Arrangementsp. 133
The School Administratorp. 135
Changing Rolesp. 136
Critical Incidentsp. 138
Politics of the Principalshipp. 140
Principal: Instructional Leader or School Manager?p. 141
School Safety Auditp. 143
Putting "Cs" into the Villagep. 144
Parental Involvementp. 145
Assistant Principal (AP)p. 147
Conclusionp. 148
Portfolio Artifactsp. 150
Termsp. 150
Suggested Readingsp. 150
The Joint AASA-NSBA Superintendent Guidelinesp. 151
Leadership Theory and Practicep. 153
Atlas Shrug High School: Failing Healthp. 153
Assessing Leadership Characteristicsp. 155
Paradigms of Leadership: A Growing Knowledge Basep. 156
Leadership Instrument Analysesp. 157
McGregor's Theories X and Yp. 158
NREL Behavior Matrixp. 160
Early Studiesp. 162
The Ohio State Studiesp. 163
The New Managerial Gridp. 165
Situational and Contingency Leadershipp. 167
University of Michigan Studiesp. 176
Recent Works on Leadershipp. 178
Search for Excellencep. 178
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Alignmentp. 179
The Learning Organizationp. 181
The New Science of Leadershipp. 182
Total Quality Management (TQM)p. 183
School-Based Management (SBM)p. 185
Cultural Leadershipp. 185
Transformational Leadershipp. 187
Leadership Traits or Skillsp. 189
Conclusionp. 190
Portfolio Artifactsp. 191
Termsp. 191
Suggested Readingsp. 192
Directions for Scoring Box 6.1: The X-Y Scalep. 192
Directions for Interpreting Box 6.4: The Behavior Matrixp. 193
Directions for Scoring Box 6.5: Leadership Behavior Surveyp. 196
Directions for Scoring Box 6.6: Measuring Preferred Management Stylesp. 197
Twenty-One Combined Domains of Effective School Leadershipp. 199
Successful School Leadershipp. 201
Packer Middle School: An Interview for a Principalshipp. 201
Leadership Mattersp. 201
Adult Learningp. 204
Effective School Leadership Practicesp. 205
Leadership and the Change Processp. 208
Structures That Provide Opportunities for Teacher Collaborationp. 209
Study Groupsp. 209
Instructional Walk-Throughsp. 210
Teacher Conferencesp. 211
School Visitationsp. 211
District and/or School Instructional Conferencesp. 211
Principals as Instructional Leaders: Modeling and Supporting Teaching and Learningp. 212
Supporting the Change Processp. 214
The Teacher Selection Processp. 214
Conclusionp. 215
Endnotep. 216
Termsp. 216
Suggested Readingsp. 216
Program Development, Delivery, and Assessmentp. 217
Linton Elementary School: Program Improvementp. 217
Conceptions of Academic Achievementp. 218
Theories of Intelligencep. 218
Types of Knowledgep. 219
Learning Transferp. 221
Constructivism: A New Conception of Learningp. 222
Building a Culture of Learningp. 223
Teaching and Learning Approachesp. 224
Apprenticeship Learningp. 225
Cooperative Learningp. 225
Problem-Based Learningp. 226
Curriculum Design and Educational Programmingp. 227
Functions of Curriculump. 227
Principal as Curriculum Leaderp. 228
The Standards Movementp. 229
Curricular and Instructional Changep. 230
Developing Curriculum and Programsp. 231
Designing and Managing the Curriculump. 232
Seeing the Curriculum Whole: The Function of a Real Educational Leaderp. 233
Program Improvement and Evaluationp. 235
Utilizing Timep. 236
Year-Round Educationp. 236
Block Schedulingp. 237
Loopingp. 238
Time on Taskp. 239
Assessing Student Progressp. 239
Portfoliosp. 240
Assessing Student Performancep. 240
Reporting Student Progressp. 242
Presenting Student Outcomes to the Communityp. 243
Conclusionp. 245
Portfolio Artifactsp. 246
Termsp. 246
Suggested Readingsp. 247
Pupil Personnel Servicesp. 248
Edgar Allen Poe Middle School: Special Educationp. 248
Pupil Personnel-Student Service Teamp. 249
Counseling, Guidance, Psychological Servicesp. 251
Special Education and Remedial Instructionp. 252
Inclusionp. 255
Leadership for Special Servicesp. 257
School Health Servicesp. 258
Child Accounting and School Safetyp. 259
School Securityp. 260
Student Disciplinep. 261
Pupil Appraisal, Testing, and Diagnosticsp. 265
Extracurricular Activitiesp. 266
Conclusionp. 270
Portfolio Artifactsp. 271
Termsp. 271
Suggested Readingsp. 272
Human Resource Managementp. 273
Lincoln Elementary School: Staffing Problemsp. 273
Taking Care of the Staffp. 276
Job Analysis, Classification, and Staff Planningp. 277
Job Analysisp. 280
Job Classificationp. 281
Staff Planningp. 282
Recruitmentp. 283
Selectionp. 285
Alternative Selection Approachesp. 287
Performance Appraisal and Evaluationp. 289
Planning the Evaluationp. 290
Collecting Informationp. 291
Using Informationp. 292
Staff Developmentp. 294
Employee Assistance and Wellness Programsp. 298
Human Resource Administration in the Third Millenniump. 299
Organizational Developmentp. 300
Wage and Salary Considerationsp. 301
Benefitsp. 303
Collective Bargainingp. 304
Employee Records and Reportsp. 305
Employee Litigationp. 305
Conclusionp. 306
Portfolio Artifactsp. 306
Termsp. 307
Suggested Readingsp. 307
Laws and Policiesp. 308
Benton I.S.D: Not Following School Board Policyp. 308
Legal Responsibilityp. 309
Learning about Schools and Legal Issuesp. 309
The U.S. Legal Systemp. 309
Federal Role in Educationp. 309
Federal Courtsp. 310
Understanding Court Decisionsp. 312
The State's Legal Role in Educationp. 314
State Legislatures, Administrative Agencies, and Local Boards of Controlp. 315
School Districts and Litigationp. 316
Legal Issues and Schoolsp. 317
Due Processp. 318
Freedom of Speech and Expressionp. 319
Discipline and Students with Disabilitiesp. 319
The Confidentiality of Student Recordsp. 321
Student Rightsp. 321
Tortsp. 322
Monitoring Compliance with Policies and Proceduresp. 323
Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Educational Leadershipp. 324
Conclusionp. 327
Portfolio Artifactsp. 328
Termsp. 328
Suggested Readingsp. 328
Court Casesp. 329
Resource Allocation and Managementp. 330
Oceanview School District: Identifying Funding Sources for Meadows Highp. 330
Financing Schoolsp. 330
Taxesp. 331
Federal Involvement in Financing Schoolsp. 332
State Involvement in Financing Schoolsp. 332
Local Involvement in Financing Schoolsp. 335
Vouchersp. 336
Nontraditional Revenue Sourcesp. 336
School Foundationsp. 337
Revenue Sources for Independent Schoolsp. 338
Obtaining Funding for Educational Programsp. 338
Grant Writingp. 339
Budgeting, Accounting, and Facility Managementp. 340
The Budgeting Processp. 340
Types of Budgetingp. 343
Line-Item Budgetingp. 343
Planning, Programming, Budgeting System (PPBS)p. 344
Zero-Based Budgetingp. 344
Incremental Budgetingp. 345
Trends in Budgeting and Managementp. 346
Activity Fundsp. 347
Fiscal Accountingp. 348
The Auditp. 349
Acquiring, Allocating, and Accounting for Resourcesp. 349
Managing School Supplies and Equipmentp. 351
Maintaining School Buildings and Groundsp. 351
Conclusionp. 351
Portfolio Artifactsp. 352
Termsp. 353
Suggested Readingsp. 353
Problem-Based Learning Projectsp. 354
Problem-Based Learningp. 354
Problem-Based Learning in Educational Leadershipp. 356
Facilitating Groupsp. 358
Understanding Group Processp. 359
Safe Havens: Developing School-Based Health Clinicsp. 362
A Jalapeno in a Candy Jar: Addressing Cultural Diversityp. 368
Atoms and Bits: A Technology Projectp. 373
Data Management and Analysis (DMA) and Decision Making at Madison High Schoolp. 380
Marveling at the Results: Power, Roles, Relationships, and School Reformp. 384
References and Bibliographyp. 392
Name Indexp. 420
Subject Indexp. 428
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