School Leadership and Administration : Important Concepts, Case Studies and Simulations

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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This text helps prospective and experienced principals, administrators, and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case-studies, and simulations. Part I presents important theoretical concepts and research findings that can improve educators' problem-solving and leadership effectiveness. Part II consists of over 65 reality-based case studies, " In-Basket Exercises, " simulations, and role-plays to illustrate problems and issues. The case studies, simulations, and exercises stimulate class discussion and reflection on key issues facing today' s school administrator and offer guidelines for thoughtful problem-solving and resolution.

Table of Contents

Major Concepts In Administration And The Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools For Effective School Leadership
Introduction ISLLC Standard
Decision Making
Authority, Power, and Influence
Conflict Management
Organizational Culture
School Improvement
Case Studies And Simulations
Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences
Beginning Challenges
Preparing for the Job Search
From Teacher to Administrator
The New Principal (In-Basket Activities)
The New Assistant Principal (In-Basket Activities)
Resentment over Appointment
Why Does a Woman Need to Act Like a Man?
Gimme That Old-Time Discipline
Is Being Busy Necessarily Productive?
Student Problems
School Yard Dangers
The Underachiever
What Should Be the Role of the Student Newspaper?
A Complex Discipline Problem
The Drop-Out Problem (Simulation Exercise)
Students Can’t Take Pressure Any Longer
An Issue of Morals and Priorities
"Zero Tolerance" for Weapons in Schools
Student Drug Problem at Washington School
Do Extreme Times Call for Radical Action? (A Leaderless Group Activity)
A Different Kind of "Drug" Problem
Administrator-Staff Relationships
Teacher Selection
Problems of a Beginning Teacher
Faculty Teamwork
Who Needs Lesson Plans?
Conflict Over Teacher Citizenship Rights
Faculty Dissatisfaction and Low Morale
Teacher Files a Grievance
Teacher Reacts Negatively to Personnel Evaluation
Faculty Slowdown
Do Women Have Power?
Collaboration Woes
School-Community Relations
Curriculum Unit Upsets Parents
Communication and Constructed Reality
Parental Apathy
Wanted: A Plan for Improving Parental and Community Involvement
The School-Community Web
Developing Student Talent
A New Role for the Parents’ Organization
How Much Should Parents Be Told?
Administrator-Press Relations
Public Relations: What’s Really Important?
Censorship? Or Parents’ Rights?
Financial Crisis!
Role and Organizational Problems
Principal’s Mid-Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
Principal’s End-of-the Year Problems and Priorities (In-Basket Activities)
Principal’s Dilemma
Principal’s Personal Conduct Results in Possible Suspension
Intra-Organizational Role Conflict 48. Supervisor-Principal Relationship
The Superintendent and the New School Board Members
Administrator Evaluation
Social Justice Issues
Can Total School Integration Be Achieved?
Minority Parents Are Dissatisfied with Integration
We Want Neighborhood Schools, Too!
Metropolitan Integration
Parents Detect Racial Disparity
Teacher Difficulty in a Multicultural Climate
Matter of What? 58. Do (Should?) We Treat Them All Alike?
Ideas on IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)
Student Formed Gay-Straight Alliance
Inclusion of Special Needs Students
Problems of Change
Teacher Tries to Individualize Instruction
Effective Schools: How Do We Get There From Here? (A Group Activity)
Planning for Improvement
School-Based Management
Restructuring Staff Evaluation and Supervision
Changing the Role of the Building Principal
In-Service or Disservice Education?
In-Service or Disservice Education?
School Choice
School District Chips Away
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