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This text takes a problem-solving approach to real issues administrators face, emphasizing school governance and administration. Grounded in a historical perspective, the nature of administration in today's schools environment is examined is examined with a critical eye, providing readers with a realistic view of the promises and pitfalls of professionalism in administration. This text provides a balanced overview of the development of educational administration, taking into account the roles of teachers, students, principals and superintendents. New to this Edition Addresses current concerns in school leadership such as special education services, political constraints and federal and state standards. Focus on the school administrator's role as an instructional leader and leader of leaders (Ch. 8-10) is congruent with current research and best practice. These chapters address how the roles of principals and superintendents have evolved. Greater emphasis on school financing issues including vouchers and equity addresses a topic of concern for many leaders. Provides the latest standards for preparing superintendents and principals as issued by the Educational Leadership Constituency Council and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Completely updated and expanded legal treatment highlights the philosophical basis for legal knowledge about schools and emphasizes current decisions and dilemmas. Greater emphasis on cultural and diversity perspectives in the development of schools.Sergiovanni, Thomas is the author of 'Educational Governance and Administration', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205380862 and ISBN 0205380867.
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