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Educational Administration
Concepts and Practices

Seventh Edition


February 2021 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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The bestselling Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices has been considered the standard for all educational administration textbooks for three decades. A thorough and comprehensive revision, the Seventh Edition continues to balance theory and research with practical application for prospective and practicing school administrators. While maintaining the book’s hallmark features—a friendly and approachable writing style, cutting-edge content, and compelling pedagogy—authors Frederick C. Lunenburg and Allan Ornstein present research-based practices while discussing topical issues facing school administrators today.

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PART I Fundamental Principles and Concepts
 
Chapter 1: Development of Administrative Theory
What Is Theory?

 
The Functions of Theories

 
Classical Organizational Theory

 
Human Relations Approach

 
Behavioral Science Approach

 
Post-Behavioral Science Era

 
Emergent Nontraditional Perspectives Schools as Open Systems

 
The Learning Organization

 
 
Chapter 2: Organizational Structure
What is Organizational Structure?

 
The Bureaucratic Model

 
The Participatory Management Model

 
Alternative Models of Organizational Structure

 
The School as a Social System

 
 
Chapter 3: Organizational Culture
What is Organizational Culture?

 
Creating, Maintaining, and Changing Organizational Culture

 
Effects of Organizational Culture

 
Organizational Climate

 
 
PART II: Administrative Process
 
Chapter 4: Motivation
Defining Motivation

 
Content Theories

 
Process Theories

 
 
Chapter 5: Leadership
The Nature of Leadership

 
Trait Theories

 
Behavior Theories

 
Contingency Theories

 
Leadership Styles

 
Other Contemporary Perspectives

 
 
Chapter 6: Decision Making
The Nature of Decision Making

 
Types of Decisions

 
How Are Decisions Made?

 
Benefits of Group Decision Making

 
Problems with Group Decision Making

 
 
Chapter 7: Communication
The Importance of Communication

 
The Communication Process

 
Nonverbal Communication

 
Direction of Communication

 
Communication Networks

 
Communication and Technology

 
Barriers to Communication

 
Overcoming Barriers to Communication

 
 
Chapter 8: Organizational Change
Forces for Change

 
Resistance to Change

 
Overcoming Resistance to Change

 
Managing Change

 
Organizational Development

 
 
PART III: The Structural Framework for Education
 
Chapter 9: Government and Education
The Federal Role in Education

 
Changing Roles in the Federal Government and Education

 
Federal Programs and Activities in Education

 
State Government and Education

 
State Education Agencies

 
State Reform Movements

 
Organization of School Districts

 
Local School Boards

 
The School Superintendent

 
The Central Staff

 
The Principal and the School

 
 
Chapter 10: School Finance and Productivity
Education and Economics

 
Tax Sources of School Revenues

 
Local Financing of Public Schools

 
State Financing of Public Schools

 
State Financial Responsibility

 
School Effectiveness and Productivity

 
School Finance Trends

 
Financing School Construction

 
International Comparisons of Education Spending

 
 
Chapter 11: Legal Considerations and Education
Legal Framework for Public Education

 
American Judicial System

 
The Law and Professional Personnel

 
The Law and Students

 
The Law and State Issues

 
 
PART IV: Administration of Programs and Services
 
Chapter 12: Curriculum Development and Implementation
Curriculum Definitions and Approaches

 
Curriculum Development

 
Components of Curriculum Development

 
Definitions of Knowledge

 
The Roles of the Curriculum Worker

 
Implementation as a Change Process

 
 
Chapter 13: Analyzing and Improving Teaching
Review of the Research on Teaching

 
Teacher Styles

 
Teacher Interaction

 
Teacher Characteristics

 
Teacher Effects

 
Teacher Contexts: New Research, New Paradigms

 
Reconceptualizing Teaching

 
Aptitude and Achievement

 
 
Chapter 14: Human Resources Administration
The Human Resource Management Process

 
Human Resource Planning

 
Recruitment

 
Selection

 
Professional Development

 
Performance Appraisal

 
Compensation

 
Collective Bargaining

 
The Bargaining Process

 
Bargaining Tactics

 
New Bargaining Strategies

 

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The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides. 

Educational Administration is the perfect text for Introduction to Educational Leadership students.”

Myron B. Labat
University of Southern Mississippi
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Details highlighting the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and the changes to educational administration resulting from it are featured.
  • New modes of communication and leadership are woven throughout relevant chapters, including 360-degree feedback, management by walking around, and strategic communication.
  • New sections on diversity, institutional racism, gender expression, cross-cultural differences, ethnocentrism, and changing demographics offer modern perspectives on the social dimensions of educational administration.
  • New changes to school finances and legal issues at the local, state, and federal levels are reflected.
  • New research on value-added components of teacher evaluations is offered.
  • This new edition is updated to reflect the most recent research and theories within the field of educational administration.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Chapter openings begin with focusing questions designed to direct the reader’s attention on the major issues within the chapter.
  • Administrative Advice sections demonstrate how significant concepts can be applied to administrative practice.
  • PRO/CON Debates illustrate opposing perspectives on major issues facing educational administrators.
  • End-of-chapter summaries highlight critical points and relevant issues in theory, research, and applications.
  • Extensive documentation throughout and suggestions for additional readings at the end of each chapter encourage readers to pursue further exploration of significant subject matter.
  • Lists of key terms and discussion questions at the end of each chapter stimulate application of concepts and enhance understanding of the chapter.

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