Organizational Behavior in Education: Adaptive Leadership and School Reform, Eighth Edition

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The Eighth Edition of Organizational Behavior in Education relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how leaders can participate effectively in school reform. Readers are challenged to develop and act upon a game plan for implementing school reform throughout the text. Issues arising from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 receive major emphasis in this edition. This edition continues to examine aspects of organizational behavior such as organizational culture, diversity, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision-making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a lucid, readily accessible writing style.

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The Eighth Edition of Organizational Behavior in Education continues to analyze educational leadership in clear and realistic terms while considering how readers can effectively participate in school reform.

Readers are challenged throughout the text to develop and act upon a game plan for implementing school reform. Issues arising from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 receive major emphasis in this edition. The author continues to examine aspects of organizational behavior such as organizational culture, diversity, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision-making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a readily accessible writing style.

New to this Edition:

  • New Chapter 1, “In Search of a Paradigm,” discusses the major shift that was triggered by the No Child Left Behind Act and its emphasis on scientific research.
  • Major revision of Chapter 2, “Toward a Theory of Practice,” adds discussion of new ideas about educational equality and how these relate to our assumptions about concepts such as the nature of intelligence and multiple intelligences.
  • Chapter 8, “Adaptive Leadership,” explains how adaptive leaders can be effective in times of rapid change, uncertainty, and ambiguity.
  • All research and references have been meticulously updated to provide the most current and useful information to readers.

  • Visit the EdLeadership Supersite for this text at www.ablongman.com/edleadership where you will find important Organizational Behavior and Development links!

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