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ISBN-13 9780137132263ISBN-10 0137132263
ISBN-10 013233271XISBN-13 9780132332712
Author(s): Taher A Razik; Austin D Swanson
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 432

    In a time of high educational expectations and professional accountability, today’s educational leaders need to possess a broad variety of skills that enable them to function comfortably and effectively in changing environments and under highly politicized conditions. Under these circumstances, change is the only constant. The mission of this book is to foster understanding of this reality among those preparing for administrative and managerial careers in pre-collegiate educational institutions and to help them develop skills necessary for working competently within those institutions.

    This text is eclectic in approach, not ideological, and emphasizes an action-research perspective that compels readers to consider critically the theoretical underpinnings of current educational practice and motivates them to seek practical alternative approaches to solving both common and unique problems.

    This book addresses general principles underlying the knowledge base of leadership and management as specifically applied to educational institutions. It stirs learners' thoughts through the review of scholarship in a wide range of areas, encouraging them to critically consider the theoretical underpinnings of administrative practice.