2nd Edition

Introduction to Educational Leadership & Organizational Behavior





ISBN 9781596671010
Published February 23, 2009 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded overage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
1. Applying Organizational Theory to Educational Leadership: An Overview of Theoretical Foundations
2. Organizational Structure: Fundamental Constructs that Define Schools
3. Systems Theory: Understanding the Dynamics of Schools as Open Systems
4. Organizational Culture: Schools as Learning Organisms
5. Leadership: Influencing Behavior, Relationships, and School Effectiveness
6. Contingency Theory: Variables Affecting Organizations and Leadership
7. Motivation: The Human Dynamics of Leadership
8. Communication: The Impact of Organizational Structure on Information Flow and Perceptions
9. Decision Making: An Essential Function of Leadership
10. Organizational Change: Reforming and Restructuring
11. Applying Theory to School Leadership: Concluding Comments

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