ERIC Number: ED393219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Principal as Chief Executive Officer.
Dubin, Andrew E., Ed.
This book was predicated on the idea that an effective principal must be proactive in decision making and have available appropriate information sources to make good decisions. Each chapter analyzes decision making from the perspective of different professionals in education and business management. Through the use of personal accounts and case studies, each expert describes how he or she analyzed situations, collected information, consulted with colleagues, and then made the best decision possible. The book emphasizes how principals and top executives view decision making in school and corporate settings and how K-12 teachers are affected by principals' decisions. The book also analyzes how and what management information systems are most helpful in decision making. The perceptions of public school administrators, executives, and university professors toward the education reform movement in the United States and its impact over the next decade are also presented. The role of the school is also explored, including the impact of changing demographic trends on schools and businesses nationally and internationally. A conclusion is that principals must be a combination of chief executive officer, facilitator, politician, entrepreneur, and consultant. Each chapter contains key points, discussion questions, and references. An index is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Case Studies, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Management, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate, Principals, School Administration, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007 (paperback: ISBN-1-85000-806-X; clothbound: ISBN-1-85000-850-1).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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