The SAGE Guide to Educational Leadership and Management, 1st Edition

  • Fenwick W. English University of North Carolina
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1483346633
  • ISBN-13: 9781483346632
  • DDC: 371.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 584 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book allows readers to gain knowledge of educational management in practice while providing insights into challenges facing educational leaders and the strategies, skills, and techniques needed to enhance administrative performance. This guide emphasizes the important skills that effective leaders must develop and refine, including communication, developing teams, coaching and motivating, and managing time and priorities. While being brief, simply written, and a highly practical overview for individuals who are new to this field, this reference guide will combine practice and research, indicate current issues and directions, and choices that need to be made.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Summary Contents.
List of Figures, Tables, and Sidebars.
About the Editors.
Leadership and Management.
1: Unraveling the Leadership/Management Paradox.
2: The Emerging Wisdom of Educational Leadership.
3: Understanding How the Bureaucratic Maze Works.
Teaching and Learning.
4: What Makes A Good Teacher? Models of Effective Teaching.
5: Overcoming Learning Barriers for All Students.
6: Response to Intervention and Its Impact on Classroom Performance.
Curriculum and Instruction.
7: Multiculturalism Versus the Common Core.
8: The Growing Hispanic Population in U.S. Schools Challenges and Solutions.
9: The Continuing Search for Best Practices in Classroom Instruction.
Testing and Assessment.
10: What is this Test Really Testing? Validity, Reliability, and Test Ethics.
11: Achievement Gaps Causes, False Promises, and Bogus Reforms.
12: Cheater, Cheater, I Declare the Prevalence, Causes, and Effects of, and Solutions to, School Cheating Scandals.
Technology, the Internet, and Online Learning.
13: The Expanding Wireless World of Schooling.
14: The Opportunities and Challenges of Online and Blended Learning.
15: Social Media and Texting the Law and Considerations for School Policy.
Budgeting, Finance, and Fund-Raising.
16: Understanding School Finance Laws and Practices.
17: Expectations Exceeding Revenues Budgeting for Increased Productivity.
18: A Free Public Education for All Rediscovering the Promise.
School Law, Safety, and the Limits of Regulation.
19: Today’s Compelling Issues in Public School Law.
20: Transportation, School Safety, and Dealing with Bullies.
21: Charter Schools and the Privatization of Public Education A Critical Race Theory Analysis.
Students, Parents, and Special Populations.
22: Student Conduct, Attendance, and Discipline the Troika of School Safety and Stability.
23: Homeschooling Parents’ Rights and the Public Good.
24: Emerging Trends in Student Services and Counseling.
School Climate, Culture, and High Performance.
25: Establishing A Climate of Performance and Success.
26: Secrets of Creating Positive Work Cultures the Work Lives of Teachers.
27: New South Realities Demographics, Cultural Capital, and Diversity.
Politics, Elections, and Accountability.
28: School Leadership and Politics.
29: Producing “Evidence” Overcoming the Limitations of the Market, Competition, and Privatization.
30: The Changing Nature of Teachers’ Unions and Collective Bargaining.
Appendix Getting Started in Your Educational Leadership Career Associations and Journals.