ERIC Number: ED266535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Odyssey to Excellence: How to Build Effective Schools through Leadership and Management Skills.
This resource book, for practicing school administrators and professors of school administration, provides 151 adaptable, flexible processes which have been used effectively in school districts to improve academic achievement and learning climate. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1, "Excellence in Leadership," consists of chapters on leadership styles, time management, and management of stress. Part 2, "Excellence in Administration," begins with six chapters on planning, organization, personnel evaluation, program evaluation, staff development and learning climate. Following these are seven chapters on all levels of decision making: decision techniques, the Delphi technique, the conduct of meetings, board-superintendent relations, superintendent-principal decisions, and decision making at the elementary-middle school and high school-junior high levels respectively. Part 3, "Excellence in Programs," has five chapters on marketing, advisory councils, community schools, finance, and instruction. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Responsibility, Advisory Committees, Board Administrator Relationship, Community Schools, Decision Making, Delphi Technique, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Advancement, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Management Teams, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, School Administration, School Effectiveness, School Supervision, Staff Development, Stress Management, Teacher Evaluation, Time Management
Publication Sales, Merritt Publishing Company, P.O. Box 8736, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 ($20.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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