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- ISBN: 9780205581931 | 0205581935
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/12/2008
The sixth edition of Educational Governance and Administrationprovides a clear and comprehensive introduction to school finance issues and schools as political systems. Its case-based approach, descriptive studies of how schools work, and broad look at the historical, political, social contextsthat make up this area of study make this book a valuable tool for every aspiring educator, policymaker, and citizen looking for an overview of the current American educational system. Educational Governance and Administration examines administrative practices with a critical eye and provides a balanced overview of the development of educational administration, taking into account the roles of teachers, students, principals, and superintendents. Extensively revised, the sixth edition contains a completely updated and comprehensive discussion of policy and policy making, as well as the financial and legal challenges that school leaders face. It explores the expanding role of the government in education and leadership, how schools work as political systems, and how administrators balance local, state, and federal influences. This extensively revised Sixth Edition contains a completely updated and comprehensive discussion of policy and policy making, as well as the financial and legal challenges that school leaders face.