To Run a School

Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275968342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Simon uses a new approach to analyzing school resource allocation for public school administration. He also examines the impact of school-related factors and private school competition on public school organizational performance.

Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Author: Kristina Powers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247671
Format: PDF, Docs
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Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, this text provides effective and proven strategies for today’s change-oriented leaders. Bringing together distinguished administrators from two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities, this volume provides both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning. Organization and Administration in Higher Education orients future administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence. New in this Second Edition: New chapters on the impact of Title IX and social media on higher education. Updated coverage throughout on politics, technology, budgeting, program planning, and institutional changes. New end-of-chapter discussion prompts.

Education and the Cult of Efficiency

Author: Raymond E. Callahan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022621690X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"

Democratic Leadership in Education

Author: Philip Woods
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446226255
Format: PDF, ePub
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`This is an important book for anyone who is serious about introducing or sustaining democratic leadership in schools. Busy practitioners will get much from it by going straight to the chapters about how democratic leadership could be made to work`- Kate Myers, Times Educational Supplement `I found this an interesting and stimulating book. The book's ideas are a useful counterpoint to some of the daft notions of macho leadership and management being peddled in education and indeed the public sector more widely. Woods' book has the merits that, though radical, it seeks to base its recommendations in the real world and to argue that there are possibilities for change that can bring about real improvements in everyone's experience and outcomes. Matching the rhetoric of democracy with reality – or at least making them closer – might also improve the quality of our political process, and hence increase interest and reduce cynicism about politics, something which surely should be welcomed. Woods' agenda is significant and his book certainly worth reading' - ESCalate `Philip Woods productively refocuses our attention, not on heroes and visions but on how we understand and practise within educational institutions in ways that are social and relational. He provides a realistic and yet challenging analysis of democratic leadership in ways that speak to practitioners, policy makers and researchers. We deal everyday with issues of social justice, and Philip Woods shows us how we might think differently about it, and so work for a better system of learning and schooling' - Professor Helen Gunter, School of Education, University of Manchester 'Not another bunny, but a welcome academic fox' - Kevin Avison, Steiner Waldorf Schools' Fellowship 'The theory and practice of democracy and democratic leadership have implications for how we understand what ought to be counted as `improving schools' In this book the author focuses on the idea of democratic leadership. He examines what is meant by democratic leadership, and what forms it can take, and shows how it is relevant to school education and learning. The author shows how the ideals and theories of democratic leadership can translate into practice, and sets out some of the challenges that democratic leadership poses in the context of contemporary education . This book challenges many of the assumptions inherent in educational policy and conventional approaches to leadership. It is about understanding and exploring both the idea of democratic leadership and its practical relevance through examples drawn from practice and research. This book is for practitioners and students on professional development and academic courses. It will be essential reading for all policy-makers, academics and others (such as inspectors) who critically examine leadership and management of educational institutions. 'Every now and then a book is written in the field of leadership that stands out, says something different, is coherent, original and makes us really ponder and think. This is such a book - it will provoke policy-makers, academics, experienced practitioners and advanced students' - Camridge Journal & Education

School Administration and Management

Author: S.K Kochhar
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 8120790308
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"For all those who are in the field of education this book will clearly explain about school administration and educational management to institutional planning. Is also prepares the reader to face the new challenges of the twenty-first century in the areas of educational administration and management. The well-defined roles of the headmaster, teacher and pupil and the elements that go into making a school like the library, office etc., makes the book as a good guide for those who want to start a school. The book is also comprehensive in defining the school curriculum and the entire internal organizational structure and function of a school keeping in mind the socialistic traditions of our nation. Health is wealth, as they say; therefore, the book explains the physical education aspect of a school student with emphasis on yoga. CONTENTS: Unit I Administration and Management • Educational Administration • Educational Management • Educational Administration in Independent India • Nature, Objectives and Scope of Educational Administration • Institutional Planning • The Educational Ladder • Inspection and Supervision • Communication in Educational Administration • Management of School and Approaches of Management • Central and State Agencies of Education • The Present Pattern of Education 10+2+3 • Educational Administration and Management: New Challenges of the Twenty-first Century • Unit II Major Components of School Management • School Management • Role of the Headmaster • Role of the Teacher • The Pupils • Unit III School Plants • School Building and Furniture • The School Farm and the Workshop • The School Office • The School Library • The School Exhibition and Museum • The School Hostel • Unit IV Internal Organisation • Curriculum Construction • Co-curricular Activities • The School Timetable • Homework • Discipline in School • Student Government in School • Guidance Programme in School • Evaluation • Accountability in School Education • Unit V Social Aspects of School • School and Home • Unit VI Health Education • The School Physical Education Programme • Yoga for Educational Institutions "

The Organization of Higher Education

Author: Michael N. Bastedo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404486
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Colleges and universities are best understood as networks of departments working together to fulfill a mission of education, innovation, and community partnership. To better understand how these large and complex institutions function, scholars can apply organizational and strategic planning concepts made familiar by business management. This book follows that model and explores the new and emerging ways by which organizational theories address major contemporary concerns in higher education. The contributors to this volume are both influenced and inspired by the pioneering work of Marvin Peterson and his four-decade career researching higher education organization. Comprising a serious reexamination of the field, the essays review past and current thinking, address the field’s core theoretical traditions, and pursue exciting new lines of inquiry, including the organizational dynamics of diversity and social movement organizations. Ideal for courses in administration and theory, this book reinvigorates the study of higher education as an organization and encourages scholars to rediscover the value of organizational principles in all areas of higher education research. Contributors: Michael N. Bastedo, University of Michigan; Patricia J. Gumport, Stanford University; James C. Hearn, University of Georgia; Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California; Jason Lane, State University of New York at Albany; Simon Marginson, University of Melbourne; Michael K. McLendon, Vanderbilt University; Anna Neumann, Columbia University; Brian Pusser, University of Virginia; Fabio Rojas, Indiana University; Daryl G. Smith, Claremont Graduate University; William G. Tierney, University of Southern California; and the late J. Douglas Toma, University of Georgia

Alternative Energy

Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742549098
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Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social feasibility of the alternative energy paradigm. The goal is to help the less technically-minded become active participants in choosing the energy future for their community.