The Ethics of Educational Leadership

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-09
  • Publisher: Pearson

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In The Ethics of Educational Leadership, the author of one of the leading texts in human resource administration presents a practical resource dealing with significant ethical issues involved in building and central office administration. In it, Ronald Rebore presents the ethical ideas and notions of 20 philosophers and psychologists applied to the practice of educational leadership. The book helps tomorrow's educational leaders evaluate the philosophical ideas of others, and use what they discover to develop their own way of approaching their leadership responsibilities.

Author Biography

Ronald W. Rebore, Ph.D. is a tenured professor in the Department of Education at Saint Louis University, where he researches and teaches in the graduate educational leadership program.  Before going to the University, he was a high school English and Social Science Teacher and a high school Guidance Counselor.  Further, for a total of twenty-two years, he served as an Assistant Superintendent for business and finance in the Lindbergh School District and Superintendent of Schools for the Valley Park and Special School Districts.  Most recently, he served as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School at Saint Louis University.  Dr. Rebore’s research and publications focus on the human dimensions of educational leadership, which include ethics, human resources administration, and human relations.  He has authored twelve books, and is currently working on the 10th revision of his internationally acclaimed book:  Human Resources Administration in Education, A Management Approach.  The HR book and his book on human relations have been translated into Chinese and are used to teach future educational leaders in China.  The First Edition of the ethics book has been translated into Korean.

Table of Contents



Part One The Ethical Administrator 1

Chapter 1 The Purpose and Structure of the Book 3

Chapter 2 Developing a Personal Approach to Ethics 19

Chapter 3 The Ethics of Power and Duty in Educational Leadership 49

Chapter 4 The Ethics of Human Relations 87


Part Two The Ethical Practice of Educational Leadership 109

Chapter 5 Ethical Considerations in Leadership at the School-District Level 111

Chapter 6 Ethical Considerations in School-Building Leadership 141

Chapter 7 Legal Issues and the Ethics of Educational Leadership 163


Part Three Equity in Ethical Educational Leadership 183

Chapter 8 The Issue of Gender and Educational Leadership 185

Chapter 9 Pluralism, Justice, Discourse Ethics, and Educational Leadership 209


P art Four Human Communication and the Ethics of Educational

Leadership 243

Chapter 10 The Fundamentals of Human Communication and the Ethics of Educational Leadership 245

Chapter 11 Cultural Communication and the Ethics of Educational Leadership 263

Chapter 12 The Ethics of Nonverbal and Verbal Expressions in Human Communication 283

Chapter 13 The Empathetic and Genuine Administrator 303


Epilogue 317

Index 323

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