Policy Studies for Educational Leaders

Author: Frances C. Fowler
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132678117
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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler's Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy and an incisive look at the history of educational policy.

Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders

Author: Nicola A. Alexander
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137016006
Format: PDF, ePub
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Methodological in focus and educational in context, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" presents a guide to the study of educational policy analysis. This text not only discusses and evaluates existing educational policy and relevant literature, but offers a walkthrough that leads readers through the stages of successful policy analysis while providing the background and foundational knowledge that educational administrators need to understand and implement. This text offers instruction for aspiring school leaders on not only how to understand and study educational policy, but how to do it themselves. Educational, practical, and student-focused, "Policy Analysis for Educational Leaders: A Step-by-Step Approach" meets the needs of aspiring and practicing educational administrators and policy leaders. The reliance on a step-by-step method to policy analysis is accompanied by relevant educational vignettes, case studies, and current news stories that inspire critical analysis of existing educational policies. Each chapter also includes additional helpful organizers such as Chapter Objectives, Focus Questions, Suggested Resources and chapter-by-chapter Annotated Bibliographies that synthesize applicable print and web resources to help to inspire further research and continued education. A foundational resource for students of policy analysis and acting educational leaders, this book find a unique place within the libraries of policymakers and administrators for years to come.

Modern Education Finance and Policy

Author: James W. Guthrie
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205470013
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This first text in Allyn & Bacon's new Educational Leadership series from Peabody College, clarifies the complex financial issues facing educational administrators and presents them in a clear and engaging manner. This text was developed by the leading scholars in school finance as part of a series from one of the leading Schools of Education in the world. It is “Modern” not only in the sense that the information it presents is current, but in the manner in which it engages the reader to understand and apply that information. With its strong basis in current research, and easy-to-use, intuitive features, this book strikes an effective balance between the informational and the pedagogical. It covers trends (both historical and current) in educational finance and includes calculations and problems for students to work, and its “Modern” approach pays close attention to the new realities of accountability, resource allocation, and policy. The case studies and interactive pedagogy make this a very practical text.

Managing Human Resources and Collective Bargaining

Author: Daniel R. Tomal
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580265X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Daniel Tomal Ph.D., CHOICE award winning author, has teamed up with Craig A. Schilling Ed.D., a national school resource expert, to write a comprehensive book on managing human resources and collective bargaining. Everything you need to know on managing human resources and collective bargaining are covered: planning human resources, recruiting, selecting, mentoring, professional development, benefits and compensation, unions and bargaining, and more.

School Leadership

Author: Stuart C. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362027
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Emphasizing the school leader's role in student learning, this new edition covers the principalship, accountability, leadership effects, distributed leadership, political leadership, resource allocation, and more!

Challenging Standards

Author: Jonathan A. Supovitz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475815867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book contains a host of short chapters organized into four sections that form a tapestry for educators to consider the different dimensions of implementing more rigorous education standards.

Case Studies on Educational Administration

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133000583
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A collection of case studies for prospective school administrators that emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, and effective management. Based on the conviction that effective practice in school administration requires both leadership and management, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 24 open-ended case studies. In today’s reform-minded, information-based society, practitioners must be able to frame problems correctly and then make effective decisions to ameliorate them. As leaders, district and school-level administrators are expected to focus on what should be done to improve schools; as managers, they are expected to focus on how to do things successfully. The cases in this book are designed to make students think about common problems of practice by encouraging them to bridge theory and practice. Each case provides an active form of learning, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge to common problem situations.

Conflict of Interests

Author: Joel H. Spring
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780072405989
Format: PDF
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Providing a critical understanding of the political and social forces shaping educational politics in the United States, this concise text describes and analyzes how policy is made for American schools and its effect on all of our lives and thinking. Joel Spring argues that the politics of Education is driven by a complex interrelationship between politicians, private foundations and think tanks, teachers'unions, special-interest groups, educational politicians, school administrators, boards of education, courts, and the knowledge industry. The text uses many current examples to illustrate conflicts over educational policies.

Ethics and Politics in School Leadership

Author: Jeffrey Brierton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475819005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors are national school resource experts and have teamed up to write a comprehensive book on ethics and politics. It covers everything you need to know about ethical leadership and dealing with politics in schools. The book starts with an ethical framework and moves on to politics with unions, administrators, and School Boards with suggested strategies for effective conflict resolution. There are realistic cases in every chapter of the book with the final chapter focused on comprehensive ethical and political cases to test the reader in addressing such issues in the educational or related settings.

Nothing s Impossible

Author: Lorraine Monroe
Publisher: Greenwood Press
ISBN: 9781891620201
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the success of the Frederick Douglass Academy, a public school in Harlem created to provide high quality education to underprivileged students