ERIC Number: ED482624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Contemporary School Administration: An Introduction. Second Edition.
Kowalski, Theodore J.
This book addresses career-related questions commonly asked by students beginning the study of school administration. As an introductory text, it presents a broad overview of school administration as a specialized field of study and as an applied field of professional practice. Special attention is given to describing the social, political, and economic contexts of contemporary practice. Chapter titles reflect the book's content: (1) "Perspective of Educational Administration"; (2) "Administration Roles in Professional Education"; (3) "The Study of School Administration"; (4) "School Administration: Requirements and Opportunities "; (5) "Control and Authority in Public Education"; (6) "Social, Political, and Historical Context of Private Education"; (7) "Organizational Dimensions of Schools"; (8) "The Roles of School in Society"; (9) "Administrative Strategies and Styles"; (10) "Behavior, Decision Making, and Reflective Practice"; (11) "Important Aspects of Practice"; (12) "Demands for School Reform"; (13) "Responses to Student Needs and Public Dissatisfaction"; (14) "Transforming the School"; (15) "Women and Minorities in School Administration"; and (16) "Planning Your Career." Each chapter contains implications for practice, points for further discussion, suggested activities, and list of references. (Contains a subject index.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Career Planning, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Instructional Leadership, Politics of Education, Private Education, School Administration, School Organization, Women Administrators
Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishing, a Pearson Education Company, 1760 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494. Web site: http://www.abacon.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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