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Ethical Decision Making in School Administration

Ethical Decision Making in School Administration
Leadership as Moral Architecture

October 2008 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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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

1. Leaders, Ethics, and Schools: A Search for Clarity
2. Moral Theory
3. Leadership as Moral Architecture
4. Taking on the Big Challenge of School and District Administration
5. The Costs and Benefits of Inclusion
6. Factors to Consider When Making Judgments About Controversial Issues
7. The Pragmatic Value of Justice for All
8. The Role of Law in Moral Evaluation
Appendix A. Additional Case Studies in Educational Leadership
Appendix B. American Association of School Administrators Statement of Ethics for Educational Leaders
Appendix C. National Education Association Code of Ethics of the Education Profession
Appendix D. National School Boards Association Code of Ethics for School Board Members
About the Authors
About the Case Study Authors

While the book was accessible and well written, the contents seemed less aligned with education and more aligned with business.

Patrick Jenlink
Secondary Leadership Educ Dept, Stephen F Austin State University
May 11, 2013

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