"This wonderful, witty book tells it like it is. These two experienced administrators tell you what school administration is really all about." --Educational Leadership (ASCD) "The authors are often irreverent, but they also offer tough, sensible advice and insights." --Executive Educator Contents (condensed): Power and the Context of School Administration: Power and Politics Are You Ready to Play the Game Bureaucracies Connections: Community PTA Staff Media Students Career Ladder: Career Planning Resumes, Headhunters, Interviewing Academics and Abecedarian Getting the Job Done Right: The Job vs. Job Description Ploys to Avoid Hiring, Shifting, Firing Emmetropia of Evaluation Budget Skullduggery Textbooks, Tyranny, Curriculum Chicanery, and Testing Insanity Adversaries and Friends: Secretaries and Custodians Unions The Lunatic Fringe Arch Rivals and Competitors Surviving: Knowing Who's the Boss Staying in Power Staying Power Idealism vs. Ideology
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John A. Black, Ph.D., Nassau NY BOCES; Fenwick W. English, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, University of North CarolinaReview:
From the opening chapter on 'Power and Politics' to the 'Guidelines for Success'...this wonderful, witty book tells it like it is. (Educational Leadership)
...tough, sensible advice and insights. (The Executive Educator)
This volume is packed with more practical advice and wisdom than can be covered in a brief review. It is essential reading for prospective and seasoned administrators, teachers, and school board members. It presents administration as it is in reality, in the trenches. (Aasa Professor)
All school administrators...should read this book...this hard-hitting and ideal-shattering guide to school administration is filled with practical advice and tips. (Phi Delta Kappan)
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