ERIC Number: ED341125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
School Leadership: A Contemporary Reader.
Burdin, Joel L., Ed.
This four-part document provides an overview of the knowledge, perspectives, and skills of administration. The chapters are extracted mostly from issues of "Educational Administration Quarterly." Part 1, "The Society in Which Leaders Lead," contains five chapters: (1) "Do Political Ideologies Influence Education in the United States?" (Ralph B. Kimbrough); (2) "Excellence in Education: The Opportunity for School Superintendents to Become Ambitious?" (Alan J. DeYoung); (3) "State Educational Governance Patterns" (Joseph H. McGivney); (4) "Beyond Mutual Adaptation, into the Bully Pulpit: Recent Research on the Federal Role in Education" (Richard Jung and Michael Kirst); and (5) "Educational Fiscal Policy and Judicial Deference" (Kern Alexander). Part 2, "Educational Organizations in Which Leaders Lead," contains five chapters: (6) "Toward an Integrative Theory of Power and Educational Organizations" (Rodney Muth); (7) "A Perspective on Organizational Cultures and Organizational Belief Structure" (James A. Conway); (8) "Effective School and School Improvement: A Comparative Analysis of Two Lines of Inquiry" (David L. Clark, Linda S. Lotto, and Terry A. Astuto); (9) " Multicultural Education and Urban Schools from a Sociohistorical Perspective: Internalizing Multiculturalism" (H. Pretice Baptiste, Jr.; and (10) "The Political Economy of Public Schools" (William Lowe Boyd). Part 3, "Action Theories and Issues Clarification to Help Leaders Lead," contains eight chapters: (11) "Educational Policy Analysis: The State of the Art" (Douglas E. Mitchell); (12) "A Theoretical Framework and Exploration of Organizational Effectiveness of Schools" (Wayne K. Hoy and Judith Ferguson); (13) "Using Bureaucratic and Cultural Linkages to Improve Instruction: The Principal's Contribution" (William A. Firestone and Bruce L. Wilson); (14) "An Analysis of the Metaphorical Perspectives of School Principals" (Paul V. Bredeson); (15) "Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Communications: A Review of Selected Contributions" (Jerome P. Lysaught); (16) "The Aesthetics of Leadership" (Daniel L. Duke); (17) "The Instrumental Value of the Humanities in Administrative Preparation" (Samuel H. Popper); and (18) "A Review of Criticisms of Educational Administration: The State of the Art" (Robert T. Stout.) Part 4, "Visions to Help Leaders Move Forward," contains two chapters: (19) "A Futuristic Cognitive View of Leadership" (G. Barry Morris); and (20) "Educational Futures: Six Scenarios" (John D. Haas). (LAP)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Management Development, Multicultural Education, Superintendents
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: University Council for Educational Administration.
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