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Educational Administration
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Educational Administration
Concepts and Practices

Seventh Edition


August 2020 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The ever-changing field of education gives us an idea of how results from k-12 not only affect higher education but also U.S. society. Balancing theory, research, and practical applications, Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices is the best-selling and most comprehensive text of its kind. This practical, applied approach to educational administration guides future administrators through the theories and research-based practices to apply them to their own professional endeavors. The new Seventh Edition offers a balanced perspective, using Pro/Con Debates in each chapter to illustrate opposing perspectives on major issues facing educational administrators. Additionally, Administrative Advice boxes highlight the words of advice from current school leaders.

Statistical figures have been updated throughout the text as well as the detailed narrative of the implications of these new figures within our educational system. A discussion on how social justice plays a role within our educational system has been added, most notably indicating the roots of social justice and the meaning of the mentioned. The authors have added discussions on the difference between educational policies throughout different presidencies and through recent history. These changes mark not only change at the federal level but also their effects on state and district policies. 

Authors Fred C. Lunenburg and Allan Ornstein discuss all topics necessary for a complete understanding of educational administration, balancing theory and research with practical coverage of culture, change, curriculum, human resources administration, diversity, effective teaching strategies, and supervision of instruction. 

 
PART I Fundamental Principles and Concepts
 
Chapter 1: Development of Administrative Theory
What Is Theory?

 
The Functions of Theories

 
Classical Organizational Theory

 
Human Relations Approach

 
Behavioral Science Approach

 
Post-Behavioral Science Era

 
Emergent Nontraditional Perspectives Schools as Open Systems

 
The Learning Organization

 
 
Chapter 2: Organizational Structure
What is Organizational Structure?

 
The Bureaucratic Model

 
The Participatory Management Model

 
Alternative Models of Organizational Structure

 
The School as a Social System

 
 
Chapter 3: Organizational Culture
What is Organizational Culture?

 
Creating, Maintaining, and Changing Organizational Culture

 
Effects of Organizational Culture

 
Organizational Climate

 
 
PART II: Administrative Process
 
Chapter 4: Motivation
Defining Motivation

 
Content Theories

 
Process Theories

 
 
Chapter 5: Leadership
The Nature of Leadership

 
Trait Theories

 
Behavior Theories

 
Contingency Theories

 
Leadership Styles

 
Other Contemporary Perspectives

 
 
Chapter 6: Decision Making
The Nature of Decision Making

 
Types of Decisions

 
How Are Decisions Made?

 
Benefits of Group Decision Making

 
Problems with Group Decision Making

 
 
Chapter 7: Communication
The Importance of Communication

 
The Communication Process

 
Nonverbal Communication

 
Direction of Communication

 
Communication Networks

 
Communication and Technology

 
Barriers to Communication

 
Overcoming Barriers to Communication

 
 
Chapter 8: Organizational Change
Forces for Change

 
Resistance to Change

 
Overcoming Resistance to Change

 
Managing Change

 
Organizational Development

 
 
PART III: The Structural Framework for Education
 
Chapter 9: Government and Education
The Federal Role in Education

 
Changing Roles in the Federal Government and Education

 
Federal Programs and Activities in Education

 
State Government and Education

 
State Education Agencies

 
State Reform Movements

 
Organization of School Districts

 
Local School Boards

 
The School Superintendent

 
The Central Staff

 
The Principal and the School

 
 
Chapter 10: Excellence, Equality, and Education
Definitions and Labels

 
The Role of the Schools

 
Do Schools Make a Difference? Large-Scale Studies

 
International Achievement Gaps in Education

 
 
Chapter 11: School Finance and Productivity
Education and Economics

 
Tax Sources of School Revenues

 
Local Financing of Public Schools

 
State Financing of Public Schools

 
State Financial Responsibility

 
School Effectiveness and Productivity

 
School Finance Trends

 
Financing School Construction

 
International Comparisons of Education Spending

 
 
Chapter 12: Legal Considerations and Education
Legal Framework for Public Education

 
American Judicial System

 
The Law and Professional Personnel

 
The Law and Students

 
The Law and State Issues

 
 
PART IV: Administration of Programs and Services
 
Chapter 13: Curriculum Development and Implementation
Curriculum Definitions and Approaches

 
Curriculum Development

 
Components of Curriculum Development

 
What Knowledge Is of Most Worth?

 
The Roles of the Curriculum Worker

 
Implementation as a Change Process

 
 
Chapter 14: Analyzing and Improving Teaching
Review of the Research on Teaching

 
Teacher Styles

 
Teacher Interaction

 
Teacher Characteristics

 
Teacher Effects

 
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradigms

 
Reconceptualizing Teaching

 
Aptitude, Achievement and Human Capital

 
 
Chapter 15: Human Resources Administration
The Human Resource Management Process

 
Human Resource Planning

 
Recruitment

 
Selection

 
Professional Development

 
Performance Appraisal

 
Compensation

 
Collective Bargaining

 
The Bargaining Process

 
Bargaining Tactics

 
New Bargaining Strategies

 

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