Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership

Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership

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This book is highly applicable to all introductory courses in programs that prepare educational administrators, but is further recommended as a basic guide for all educational practitioners. This comprehensive text introduces students to the general principles of leadership and management as they apply to educational institutions. Written from a systems perspective, it offers the broadest treatment of educational leadership available in a single volume therefore students are not required to purchase multiple volumes for equivalent coverage. The development of a coherent model of leadership becomes an effective guide for classroom discussion, making the materials in the text easily accessible and manageable in a teaching-learning context.show more

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  • Hardback | 508 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 929.88g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130144916
  • 9780130144911

Table of contents

I. LEADERSHIP IN A PERIOD OF DYNAMIC CHANGE. 1. The Context for Leadership. 2. The Power of Systems Thinking for Educational Change. 3. Leadership in a Reform Environment. II. SCHOOLS AS LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS: COMMUNICATION AND HUMAN INTERACTION. 4. Schools as Organizational Systems. 5. Communication: The Breath of Organizational Life. 6. Human Relations: The Base for Educational Leadership. III. THE GENERATION AND USE OF INFORMATION IN A LEARNING ORGANIZATION. 7. The Process of Inquiry and Analysis. 8. Evaluation in Education: Theories, Models, and Processes. IV. DECISION MAKING AND CHANGE. 9. Educational Policy Formation in a Mixed Economy. 10. Organizational Decision Making. 11. Systemic Change. V. STRATEGY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION. 12. Impact of Universal Principles, Social Expectations, and Personal Values on Leadership. 13. Strategy Formation and Planning at the District and School Levels. 14. Allocation of Resources for Education: Adequacy, Equity, and Efficiency. 15. The Role of Information and Technology. VI. LEADERSHIP FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM. 16. Educational Leadership for Systemic Change.show more

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