Teacher As Decision Maker

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1993-10-01
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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In the course of a day teachers must be prepared to resolve countless contradictions and make many decisions, necessitating excellent 'people skills'. The authors use case studies to help teachers develop these skills and to stimulate teachers to make informed decisions that can have a lasting effect on their professional and personal effectiveness. This book gives teachers the information they need to better understand how schools work and how they can improve the way they function as teachers. The authors describe key variables and operational guidelines for decision making and how teachers can function as creative leaders.

Author Biography

Dale L. Brubaker: University of North Carolina, Greensboro Lawrence H. Simon: Elon College

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xiii
The School as a Social Systemp. 1
Understanding Schoolsp. 3
Teaching as Decision Makingp. 10
Sources of Conflict in the Schoolp. 29
Student-Teacher Conflictp. 43
Teacher-Teacher Conflictp. 73
Administrator-Teacher Conflictp. 98
Parent-Teacher Conflictp. 125
Interviewing for a Teaching Positionp. 157
Interviewer-Teacher Conflictp. 163
Referencesp. 180
Author Indexp. 183
Subject Indexp. 185
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