Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders

Author: M. Scott Norton, Professor Emeritus
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452245274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive and research-based text detailing the important relationship between school administration and human resources administration. "The author provides [students] with specific strategies for navigating the treacherous waters of personnel selection, development, retention, and removal. I wish I had the book when I began my work as Director of Personnel." —Zach Kelehear University of South Carolina Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders balances theory and pedagogy to demonstrate the historical evolution of the human resources function in education, the link between human resources and organizational effectiveness, and the new trends in human resources accountability. Key Features and Benefits: Provides students with samples of the tools that practicing HR administrators use for planning, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, evaluating, compensating, and developing staff personnel Dedicates separate chapters to areas often neglected in other texts: collective bargaining, human resources responsibility for classified personnel, accountability, and organizational climate and the human resources function Features engaging simulations in the form of case studies and critical questions to help students apply the concepts to practice Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM includes a test bank, sample syllabi, PowerPoint slide presentations, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy. Meet the author! http://coe.asu.edu/elps/faculty/norton.php

The School Principal

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135156840
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the past two decades, efforts to improve schools have significantly modified role expectations for principals. Today, school-level administrators are expected to be both visionary leaders and competent managers. Based on the conviction that administration is an amalgam of leadership and management, The School Principal emphasizes the need for practitioners to apply conceptual skills to make "what to do" decisions, to apply technical skills to make "how to do" decisions, and to apply relational skills to engage in democratic decision making. Kowalski frames the book with a discussion of the nature of schools, the roles of principals, and their need to improve schools. The book then provides a balanced treatment of leadership and management, covering issues of personal behavior, instructional leadership, relationship building issues, finances, facilities, personnel management, pupil services, and maintaining safe schools. The text closes with discussion of the vital aspects of practice for contemporary principals, addressing problem solving, collaborative change strategies, and personal commitment to being a principal. Special Features: Vignettes introduce the subject matter in the context of common challenges faced by practitioners. Knowledge-Based Questions and Skill-Based Activities prompt readers to engage with and reflect on the chapter content. The School Principal aligns with the Educational Leadership Consortium Council (ELCC) Standards. Treating principals as concurrently visionary leaders and competent managers, this excellent text addresses the needs of aspiring and practicing principals, providing the tools to build effective and efficient schools.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision

Author: Sally J. Zepeda
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119128293
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An authoritative guide to educational supervision in today’s complex environment The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision offers a comprehensive resource that explores the evolution of supervision through contributions from a panel of noted experts. The text explores a wealth of topics including recent and dramatic changes in the complex context of today’s schools. This important resource: Describes supervision in a historical context Includes a review of adult learning and professional community Reviews new teacher preparation and comprehensive induction systems Contains perspectives on administrative feedback, peer coaching and collaboration Presents information on professional development and job-embedding learning Examines policy and implementation challenges in teacher evaluation Written for researchers, policy analysts, school administrators and supervisors, The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision draws on concepts, theories and research from other closely related fields of study to enhance and challenge our understanding of educational supervision.

Passing the Principal TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761939863
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.

The Professional Educator

Author: Charles B. Myers
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This comprehensive and integrative text is designed to introduce teaching as a professional activity that requires a solid grounding in theory and research, responsible judgment, and lifelong professional development. It also provides the student a with a foundation in the social, philosophical, legal, historical, and political aspects of education. The text creates a more practical learning environment than the standard foundations text through a wealth of vivid examples, realistic case studies, and opportunities to practice analyzing and applying implications of theory and research.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Elementary Classroom Management

Author: C. M. Charles
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205510719
Format: PDF
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Elementary Classroom Management, 5/eBy C. M. Charles Mindful of NCLB legislation, this teacher-friendly, standards-driven edition of "Elementary Classroom Management" examines issues and models of management concerns in twenty-first century elementary classrooms. Well-conceived classroom management helps establish positive environments and programs where communication, cooperation, and dedication to learning prevail. This text is designed to assist teachers, both novice and experienced, in developing and refining management skills that lead to learning and enjoyment in the classroom. While based upon proven research methods, the aim of the text is to provide clear, practical advice. Case studies and vignettes are used to illustrate key ideas. Here's what you colleagues are saying... "I have enjoyed using the Charles and Senter textbook for 3 semesters. The text is extremely well organized, easy to understand, and includes eye-catching and at times, humorous illustrations. It provides a valuable theoretical base for discussions on various components of a classroom management plan."-Janice Janz, University of New Orleans "This is the most comprehensive and one of the best overall texts that I have read in a long time. I like the balanced approach in general."-Penelope A. Wong, California State University Chico

Race Is Race Isn t

Author: Laurence Parker
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The field of critical race theory has gotten increasingly more attention as an emerging perspective on race, the law, and policy. Critical race theory examines the social construction of the law, administrative policy, electoral politics, and political discourse in the U.S. Race Is … Race Isn’t presents a group of qualitative research studies, literature reviews, and commentaries that collectively articulate critical race theory in secondary and post-secondary educational settings. The editors explore links and conflicts with other areas of difference, including language, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, with the goal of opening a dialogue about how critical race theory can be incorporated into education research methodologies.