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Educational Administration : Leading with Mind and Heart - Robert Palestini

Educational Administration

Leading with Mind and Heart

Paperback Published: 28th December 2002
ISBN: 9780810846302
Number Of Pages: 299

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Educational Administration: Leading with Mind and Heart, 2nd edition takes an organization-development approach to producing effective leadership. Picture yourself standing in the middle of a dense forest. Suppose you were asked to describe the characteristics of the forest; what types of trees are growing in the forest; how many acres of trees are there; where are the trees thriving; where are they not? Faced with this proposition, most people would not know where to start and "would not be able to see the forest for the trees."

Newly appointed school administrators often have these same feelings of confusion when faced with the prospect of having to assume a leadership role in a complex organization like a school or school system. Where does one start? An effective way to start would be to systematically examine the components that make up an organization. Such a system of organizational diagnosis and prescription will lead to a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the organization's strengths and weaknesses and point the way toward possible improvement. This book suggests such a sequential and systematic approach. Utilizing it effectively can produce dramatic and useful results.

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The case study approach is an excellent method to put theory into practice...the activities work logically with the text and the chapter case studies as well as with the general concepts of the chapter. * School Administrator *

Prefacep. xi
Organizational Structure and Behavior in Schoolsp. 1
Learning Outcomesp. 1
Introductionp. 2
A Historical Perspectivep. 2
Structural Perspectivesp. 2
Scientific Managementp. 2
Classical Schoolp. 4
Bureaucracyp. 4
Behavioral Perspectivesp. 6
Human Relations Schoolp. 6
Group Dynamicsp. 7
Decision-Making Theoryp. 7
Leadershipp. 7
Integrative Perspectivesp. 8
Sociotechnical Schoolp. 8
Systems Theoryp. 9
Contingency Theoryp. 10
School Organizationp. 11
Classical Organization Theoryp. 11
Social Systems Theoryp. 14
Open System Theoryp. 15
Contingency Theoryp. 15
Organizational Behaviorp. 18
Components of Culturep. 18
The Processes of Organizational Behaviorp. 20
Perceptionp. 20
Perceptual Distortionsp. 20
Dealing with Distortionsp. 22
Perception in a Multicultural Environmentp. 23
The Attribution Processp. 23
Attributional Biasesp. 24
Attribution and Locus of Controlp. 24
The Learning Processp. 25
The Behaviorist Approachp. 25
The Cognitive Approachp. 25
Social Learning Approachp. 26
Administrative Implications of Learningp. 27
Developing Productive Attitudesp. 27
Components of Attitudesp. 28
Attitudes in a Multicultural Workplacep. 28
Implications of School Culturep. 29
Summaryp. 30
Case Study: The Burrell City School Districtp. 31
Activitiesp. 34
Endnotesp. 34
Educational Leadershipp. 37
Learning Outcomesp. 37
Introductionp. 37
The Trait Theoryp. 38
The Behavioral Perspectivep. 38
Managerial Roles Theoryp. 40
Early Situational Theoriesp. 40
Theory X and Theory Yp. 40
Frederick Fiedler's Theoryp. 43
Contemporary Situational Leadershipp. 43
Path-Goal Theoryp. 45
The Vroom-Yetton Modelp. 46
The Hersey/Blanchard Modelp. 50
Reframing Leadershipp. 50
Transformational Leadershipp. 54
Developing an Educational Visionp. 56
Implications for Educationp. 57
Summaryp. 57
Case Study: Birch County Intermediate Unitp. 58
Activitiesp. 61
Endnotesp. 62
Motivating and Rewarding Individualsp. 63
Learning Outcomesp. 63
Introductionp. 63
Need Theoriesp. 64
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needsp. 65
ERG Theoryp. 67
Trichotomy of Needsp. 68
Herzberg's Two-Factor Theoryp. 70
Control Theoryp. 70
Utilization of Needs Theoriesp. 72
Equity Theoryp. 72
Reinforcement Theoryp. 75
Expectancy Theoryp. 76
Goal-Setting Theoryp. 78
Redesign of Workp. 81
Career Laddersp. 81
Reward Systemsp. 83
Merit Payp. 83
Summaryp. 84
Case Study: Wickett Middle Schoolp. 85
Activitiesp. 87
Endnotesp. 88
Effective Communicationp. 91
Learning Outcomesp. 91
Introductionp. 91
The Communication Processp. 92
The Direction of Communicationp. 103
Interpersonal Relations and Communicationp. 105
Multicultural Communication Issuesp. 106
Improving Communicationp. 107
The Assertive Communication Stylep. 109
Using Active Listening Techniquesp. 110
Communication Networks in Schoolsp. 110
External Communicationp. 113
Matrix Designp. 113
Interviewsp. 115
Summaryp. 118
Case Study: The Carson School Systemp. 119
Activitiesp. 122
Endnotesp. 122
Conflict Managementp. 125
Learning Outcomesp. 125
Introductionp. 125
The Nature of Conflictp. 126
The Results of Conflictp. 127
Levels of Conflictp. 128
Stages of Conflictp. 129
Interacting Groupsp. 130
Task Relationsp. 133
Power Differencesp. 134
Strategies for Managing Conflictp. 135
Conflict Intervention Activitiesp. 138
Conflict-Resolution Processesp. 141
Structural Mechanismsp. 142
Cultural Diversityp. 144
Summaryp. 144
Case Study: The Fort Washington Schoolp. 145
Activitiesp. 147
Endnotesp. 153
The Change Processp. 155
Learning Outcomesp. 155
Introductionp. 155
Models of Changep. 156
The Clinical Strategyp. 157
The Growth-Centered Strategyp. 161
Forces Influencing Changep. 162
Building an Action Planp. 165
Selecting a Change Agentp. 169
Implementing Organizational Changesp. 170
Ethical Considerationsp. 171
Organizational Transformationp. 172
Evaluating the Change Processp. 172
Institutionalizing Changep. 174
Summaryp. 175
Case Study: Olney High Schoolp. 175
Activitiesp. 177
Endnotesp. 178
The Planning Processp. 179
Learning Outcomesp. 179
Introductionp. 179
An Academic Planning Processp. 179
Strategic Planningp. 182
Comprehensive Strategic Planningp. 183
Strategic Planning and Human and Material Resourcesp. 183
Systems Planningp. 186
Mission Analysisp. 188
Function Analysisp. 188
Task Analysisp. 191
Method-Means Analysisp. 191
System Analysis Summaryp. 191
Problem Resolutionp. 192
Summaryp. 195
Case Study: Reengineering at Macmillan State Collegep. 196
Activitiesp. 208
Endnotesp. 208
Effective Decision-Makingp. 209
Learning Outcomesp. 209
Introductionp. 209
Decision Makersp. 210
Effective Decisionsp. 210
Vroom-Yetton Decision-Making Modelp. 211
The Decision Treep. 213
Ethical Decision-Makingp. 213
The Rational Decision-Making Processp. 213
Alternative Decision-Making Modelsp. 216
Individual versus Group Decision-Makingp. 218
Cultural Diversityp. 218
Time Requiredp. 218
Riskiness of Decisionsp. 218
Recognizing Expertisep. 219
Groupthinkp. 219
Choosing Group Decision-Makingp. 219
Ways to Improve Decision-Makingp. 221
Summaryp. 225
Case Study: The Hillside Middle Schoolp. 226
Activitiesp. 228
Endnotesp. 228
Power and the Negotiations Processp. 231
Learning Outcomesp. 231
Introductionp. 231
Power in the Organizationp. 232
Ethical Issuesp. 232
Power and Dependencep. 233
Power as Exchangep. 233
Personality and Powerp. 234
Power Relationsp. 234
Empowering Othersp. 235
Sources of Powerp. 236
The Negotiation Processp. 237
Bargaining Paradigmsp. 237
Collaborative Bargainingp. 238
Effective Negotiationp. 240
Prenegotiation Preparationp. 240
Developing a Bargaining Strategyp. 241
The Bargaining Processp. 242
Contract Administrationp. 243
Summaryp. 243
Case Study: Academic Universityp. 244
Activitiesp. 246
Endnotesp. 247
Organizational Diagnosisp. 249
Learning Outcomesp. 249
Introductionp. 249
The Diagnostic Checklistp. 249
Summaryp. 253
Case Study: Merchantville School Systemp. 254
Activityp. 260
Endnotep. 260
Leading with Heartp. 261
Learning Objectivesp. 261
Introductionp. 261
Leadership Definedp. 262
Covenantsp. 264
It Starts with Trust and Sensitivity (Heart)p. 265
Teamworkp. 265
Employees as Volunteersp. 266
The Value of Heroesp. 267
Employee Ownersp. 267
The Signs of Heartlessnessp. 268
Summaryp. 268
Case Study: Waldron Mercy Academyp. 269
Activityp. 274
Endnotesp. 274
Appendixp. 275
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780810846302
ISBN-10: 0810846306
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 28th December 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.49

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