ERIC Number: ED130453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Conflict, Controversy and Crisis in School Administration and Supervision: Issues, Cases and Concepts for the '70s.
Gorton, Richard A.
The text, designed to help prospective and experienced administrators and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills, includes cases and concepts that should be useful for introductory courses in administration or for courses dealing with problems of school administration, the principalship, supervision, and school-community relations. The book is composed of two major parts which are preceded by a chapter that describes the nature of the cases, the suggested learning activities, and the problems that students might experience in using the case study approach. Part 1 includes six chapters, each of which contains an introduction to the cases under discussion and the cases themselves. Part 2 includes six chapters that present major concepts in educational administration and supervision. The case studies deal with school-community conflict, teacher militancy, student activism, innovation, race and drug problems, and typical administrator problems. The concepts that appear to be especially relevant to effective problem-solving are decision-making; communication; leadership; authority, power, and influence; role expectations and conflict; and the school as an informal organization. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Drug Abuse, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Principals, Problem Solving, Racial Relations, Role Conflict, School Community Relationship, Supervisors, Teacher Militancy
Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers, 2460 Kerper Blvd., Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
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