To Run a School

Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275968342
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

School Administration and Management

Author: S.K Kochhar
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 8120790308
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 "

Leading for Learning

Author: Phillip C. Schlechty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118047460
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Written by acclaimed school reform advocate Phillip C. Schlechty, Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation. "Clearly not for the fainthearted, Schlechty's engrossing appraisal of American education calls for a bold, truly fundamental transformation of how we run our public schools. Some books are thought-provoking; this one is action-provoking." —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA "Dr. Schlechty has once again written an insightful book that educational leaders can use as a road map in transforming our schools into learning organizations designed to serve twenty-first century students." —Dr. Randy Bridges, superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System, NC "Because education is ultimately a community responsibility, Schlechty's proposal to shift school systems from bureaucracies to learning organizations can open doors to citizens who are frustrated by the bureaucracy in their efforts to reclaim their role in education. This book is as much for them as it is for professional educators." —David Mathews, president, Kettering Foundation "Anyone in a school leadership position—from the board room to the classroom—should read this engaging and thought-provoking book. It's a must?-read for all immersed in or contemplating the transformation of public education." — Claudia Mansfield Sutton, chief communications and marketing officer, American Association of School Administrators

Educational Administration in a Pluralistic Society

Author: Colleen A. Capper
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791413739
Format: PDF
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Examines recent educational initiatives aimed at addressing the needs of students and staff along what Capper terms "the axis of oppression." Each chapter reviews the role and representation of a marginalized group in: the literature, school reform, organizational theory and behavior, and the school-as-community. In a concluding essay Capper proposes a multiparadigmatic approach to administration, challenging policymakers and practitioners to take action to "nurture empowerment" in the schools, and ultimately, the society. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Leading Learning Learning Leading A retrospective on a life s work

Author: Robert J Starratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351712632
Format: PDF
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Internationally recognized for his writing on educational leadership, and the ethics of educational leadership, Robert J. Starratt brings together a thoughtfully crafted selection of his writing, representing key aspects of his life and work, leading to his current thinking on the convergence of school leadership, the professional ethics of educators, and the integrity of the teaching-learning process. This retrospective reveals Starratt's enduring work as probing the foundational intelligibility of the teaching-learning process and its connection to human development of both students and teachers. It exhibits his efforts to focus the leadership of the teaching-learning process on a combination of cognitive insight into the intelligibility of the world, affective dwelling in the particulars of that intelligibility, and the responsibilities one’s relationships with the particular might suggest. A new introduction contextualises Starratt's work against key developments in the field. The unique collection of chapters develop various themes, from human resource development to the complexity of curriculum change and from ethical analysis of school organizational structures to the complex dramas in students’ personal lives and in the classroom. The book chronicles Starratt’s contributions to the field and his role as a leading scholar, who has played a key part in the development of leadership and ethics in education over the course of his career. Leading Learning/Learning Leading will be of global interest to education leaders and researchers engaged in the field of educational leadership and ethical education.

Culture Re Boot

Author: Leslie S. Kaplan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Packed with hands-on activities, this practical handbook shows you how to be the transformational leader your school needs to enact a culture change and improve student outcomes.

Leadership for the Schoolhouse

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Are schools really special places, or simply organizations that share the features and characteristics of all other organizations? In Leadership for the Schoolhouse, Thomas J. Sergiovanni shows that schools are indeed unique places that require their own theories and practices. And, if schools are to improve, these theories and practices cannot be imported from corporations or business schools, but must emerge from and be central to what schools are like, what they are trying to do, and who they serve. This book provides school administrators and reform activists with a comprehensive framework for creating unique leadership for the schoolhouse that is more community-like, more democratic, and more responsive both to what we know about human nature and what know about how students learn and develop. This can be accomplised, Sergiovanni shows, by replacing the politics of division—which emphasize contracts and deals, and winning and losing—with the politics of virtue which emphasize a shared commitment to the common good. Arguing that teacher development is the single most important key to improving schools in the long run, Sergiovanni explains how we can change school cultures so that they become learning and inquiring communities for teachers as well as students. Throughout the book, Sergiovanni draws on numerous ideas and real-life examples from a variety of schools and school districts to sort out what does and does not make sense when thinking about leadership for our schools.

Ethical Decision Making in School Administration

Author: Paul A. Wagner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343472
Format: PDF
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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. Key Features 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

Organization and Administration of Physical Education

Author: Jayne D. Greenberg
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492589101
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you want to know how to be the best, you learn from the best. Two SHAPE America Physical Education Administrators of the Year share what it takes to be an outstanding administrator in Organization and Administration of Physical Education: Theory and Practice. Jayne Greenberg and Judy LoBianco, veteran leaders in the field with decades of successful administration experience, head a sterling list of contributors who have taught at the elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Together, these contributors expound on the roles and responsibilities of physical education administrators through both theoretical and practical lenses. The result is a book that will be highly useful to undergraduate students looking to enter the field, as well as a resource for administrators in physical education leadership positions who are looking to acquire new skills and innovative ideas in each of the five areas of responsibility covered in the book. Part I covers leadership, organization, and planning. It explores leadership and management styles and presents practical theories of motivation, development, and planning. It also looks at how to plan for the essential components of an effective, quality physical education program. In part II, readers examine various curriculum and instruction models and navigate through curriculum theory and mapping. This section also offers guidance on planning events, including special programs and fundraising projects, and how to build a team and secure community connections for those special events. Part III helps administrators plan and design new school sites or renovate existing ones, and it presents contemporary concepts in universal design and sustainable environmental design. It also offers ideas on how to incorporate technology to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, including the use of social media and robotics in delivering instruction and communication. Part IV explores written, verbal, and electronic communication issues, as well as legal and human resource issues. Administrators learn how to lobby and advocate for physical education, how the legal system affects schools, and how to examine personnel issues, bullying, and harassment. Part V explains the fiscal responsibilities inherent in administrative positions, including budgeting, bidding, and purchasing. It also shows how administrators can secure funding independent of district or local funding, offering many examples of grants and fundraising opportunities with sample grant applications. Throughout the text, special features—Advice From the Field and Leadership in Action—share tips, nuggets of wisdom, and examples of administrators excelling in their various responsibilities. The book also comes with many practical examples of forms that are useful in carrying out responsibilities, and each chapter offers objectives, a list of key concepts, and review questions to facilitate the learning. In addition, the text comes with a web resource of supportive materials and documents. Organization and Administration of Physical Education: Theory and Practice, published with SHAPE America, offers the solid foundational theory that administrators need and shows how to put that theory into daily practice.