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ERIC Number: ED493255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 464
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-0730-1030-8
School Leadership and Administration: Important Concepts, Case Studies and Simulations
Gorton, Richard; Alston, Judy; Snowden, Petra
Open University Press
This text helps prospective and experienced principals, administrators, and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case-studies, and simulations. This book contains the following two parts and fifteen chapters. 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. This book is divided into two parts. Part I, Major Concepts in Administration and the Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools for Effective School Leadership, presents the following chapters: (1) Leadership; (2) Decision Making; (3) Authority, Power, and Influence; (4) Communication; (5) Conflict Management; (6) Organizational Culture; and (7) School Improvement. Part II, Case Studies and Simulations, concludes the book with the final chapters: (8) Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences; (9) Beginning Challenges; (10) Student Problems; (11) Administrator-Staff Relationships; (12) School-Community Relations; (13) Role and Organizational Problems; (14) Social Justice Issues; and (15) Problems of Change.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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