ERIC Number: ED493255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
School Leadership and Administration: Important Concepts, Case Studies and Simulations
Gorton, Richard; Alston, Judy; Snowden, Petra
Open University Press
This text helps prospective and experienced principals, administrators, and supervisors increase their knowledge and skills through concepts, case-studies, and simulations. This book contains the following two parts and fifteen chapters. Part I presents important theoretical concepts and research findings that can improve educators' problem-solving and leadership effectiveness. Part II consists of over 65 reality-based case studies, "In-Basket Exercises," simulations, and role-plays to illustrate problems and issues. The case studies, simulations, and exercises stimulate class discussion and reflection on key issues facing today's school administrator and offer guidelines for thoughtful problem-solving and resolution. This book is divided into two parts. Part I, Major Concepts in Administration and the Social Sciences: Conceptual Tools for Effective School Leadership, presents the following chapters: (1) Leadership; (2) Decision Making; (3) Authority, Power, and Influence; (4) Communication; (5) Conflict Management; (6) Organizational Culture; and (7) School Improvement. Part II, Case Studies and Simulations, concludes the book with the final chapters: (8) Introduction to Clinical Materials and Learning Experiences; (9) Beginning Challenges; (10) Student Problems; (11) Administrator-Staff Relationships; (12) School-Community Relations; (13) Role and Organizational Problems; (14) Social Justice Issues; and (15) Problems of Change.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Sciences, Problem Solving, Case Studies, Leaders Guides, Fundamental Concepts, Simulation, Organizational Theories, Organizational Development, Learning Experience, Organizational Culture, Teacher Administrator Relationship, School Community Relationship, Educational Improvement, Student Problems, Justice, Decision Making, Communications, Textbook Content
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