This book immerses prospective administrators in the realities of practice and decision-making skills through the use of a wide range of open-ended case studies. Effective practice in school administration involves making decisions about management of schools and reform including state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring. Leaders need to think beyond management and consider how to affect school culture, professional development and changing populations. The cases in this book will help leaders address those issues by honing 3 key skills: HOW to identify and solve problems, HOW to develop and evaluate alternative solutions and HOW to continuously refine professional knowledge.
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Theodore J. Kowalski holds the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, an endowed professorship at the University of Dayton. A former school superintendent, he previously taught at Purdue University, Saint Louis University, and Ball State University, where he also served as dean of the Teachers College. Professor Kowalski is the author or co-author of 18 books and over 135 book chapters and journal articles. He has published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Planning and Changing. He also is editor of the Journal of School Public Relations and serves on the editorial boards of two other professional journals.
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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205412084