Ethical Decision Making in School Administration
Leadership as Moral Architecture
- Paul A. Wagner - University of Houston, Clear Lake, USA
- Douglas J. Simpson - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA
Pedagogically rich, demographically inclusive, and culturally sensitive, Ethical Decision Making in School and District Administration exposes educational leaders to an interdisciplinary array of theories from the fields of education, economics, management, and moral philosophy (past and present). Authors Paul A. Wagner and Douglas J. Simpson demonstrate how understanding key concepts can dramatically improve management styles and protocols.
- Contains numerous case studies that apply the book's concepts to relevant ethical issues faced by school administrators
- Reveals possibilities for thinking outside the box in terms of morally informed and effective leadership strategies aimed at securing organizational commitment and shared vision
- Presents multiple theories of ethics, demonstrating how they inform decision making and culture building in school districts
- Incorporates a range of in-text learning aids, including figures that clarify and critique ideas, a complete glossary, and end-of-chapter activities and questions
While the book was accessible and well written, the contents seemed less aligned with education and more aligned with business.