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This book immerses prospective administrators in the realities of practice and decision-making through the use of a wide range of open-ended case studies. Effective practice in school administration involves making decisions about management of schools and reform, including state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring. Leaders need to think beyond management and consider how to affect school culture, professional development, and changing populations. The cases in this book will help leaders address those issues by honing three key skills: (1) How to identify and solve problems; (2) How to develop and evaluate alternative solutions; (3) How to continuously refine professional knowledge.



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Case No. 4, "Lounge Talk," is included in the repository for download with the permission of Pearson Education. The issue shown here is out of print; the current edition is available from the publisher.

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Longman Publishers

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New York, NY


2nd Edition