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, ePub, 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.

Organization and Administration of Adult Education Programs

Author: Steven W. Schmidt
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681236370
Format: PDF
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Administrators of adult education programs work in dynamic and everchanging environments. They are continually challenged with a myriad of issues related to program budgeting, marketing, strategic planning, funding, human resources, and other topics. With decades of real world experience in the field, Steven Schmidt and Susan Yelich Biniecki have developed a practical guide for those who are involved in the organization and administration of educational programs for adults. Whether you work in the human resource department of a corporation, a grassroots community organization, a higher education unit, a consulting company, or any other type of organization that provides adult education, this book is for you. In a nononsense approach, Organization and Administration of Adult Education Programs: A Guide for Practitioners “talks” to you as an administrator about topics that are important to you. Guidelines, processes, and procedures discussed in the book can help to make you a more effective practitioner. Scenarios, role plays, and activities are also included for classroom use and personal reflection.

The Organization of Higher Education

Author: Michael N. Bastedo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404486
Format: PDF
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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

Organizing Schools for Improvement

Author: Anthony S. Bryk
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226078019
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of Organizing Schools for Improvement collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved—and one hundred that had not. What did the successful schools do to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.

Skills of an Effective Administrator

Author: Robert L. Katz
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369139X
Format: PDF, Docs
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While there is a widespread belief that some people are born to lead, the existence of an "ideal manager" is almost entirely a myth. Basic skills—the ones that most employees can learn - are often more important than personality traits. In Skills of an Effective Administrator, Robert L. Katz identifies the three fundamental abilities companies should seek to develop in their managers. Find out for yourself how these vital skills can be put to work today. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Human Resources Administration in Education

Author: Ronald W. Rebore
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133859509
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Utilizing a management approach that is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective human resources administration, the ninth edition of this well-known text covers the eight essential dimensions of the human resources function over eight chapters: human resources planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff development, performance evaluation, compensation, and collective negotiations. Citing research no earlier than 2000, the up-to-date and contemporary ninth edition of Human Resources Administration in Education is updated with the most current issues and advances in the field, including new sections on utilizing technology, understanding Generation Y, and handling school districts of varying sizes. New Features An extensive section on technology and how it can enhance the human resources function by increasing efficiency and accuracy appears in each chapter. A focus on schools of all sizes teaches readers how the material in each chapter is applicable to not only large schools, but also to small- and medium-sized schools. A focus on the characteristics of Generation Y presented in the first eight chapters help students understand how to successfully attract, hire, and retain Generation Y applicants.

Alternative Energy

Author: Christopher A. Simon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742549098
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625895
Format: PDF
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This updated edition is packed with research-based advice and practical tools for any educator interested in improving teaching and ensuring positive outcomes for all students.