ERIC Number: ED507450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Introduction to Educational Leadership and Organizational Behavior: Theory into Practice. Second Edition
Chance, Patti L.
Eye on Education
Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. It includes practical case studies, real-world scenarios and analyses, reflection questions, and straightforward explanations of theories useful to practitioners. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded coverage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice. Contents include: (1) Applying Organizational Theory to Educational Leadership: An Overview of Theoretical Foundations; (2) Organizational Structure: Fundamental Constructs that Define Schools; (3) Systems Theory: Understanding the Dynamics of Schools as Open Systems; (4) Organizational Culture: Schools as Learning Organisms; (5) Leadership: Influencing Behavior, Relationships, and School Effectiveness; (6) Contingency Theory: Variables Affecting Organizations and Leadership; (7) Motivation: The Human Dynamics of Leadership; (8) Communication: The Impact of Organizational Structure on Information Flow and Perceptions; (9) Decision Making: An Essential Function of Leadership; (10) Organizational Change: Reforming and Restructuring; and (11) Applying Theory to School Leadership: Concluding Comments.
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Systems Approach, School Effectiveness, Information Transfer, Organizational Change, Educational Change, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Theories, Educational Theories, Vignettes, Reflection, Leadership Responsibility, Governance, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Motivation, Interpersonal Communication, Decision Making, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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