By Theodore J. Kowalski

The booklet offers a different contribution to the literature in this field in that the stories of choice thought and data-based determination making are built-in. targeting educators assuming management roles at school development, the book’s content material is both suitable for directors, supervisors, and lecturers. The e-book, besides the fact that, is established on data-driven choice making, either as a demand of the No baby Left in the back of Act and as a normative expert general. matters regarding gathering, storing, and maintaining info in districts and colleges are also lined. functions in management, supervision, and educating are verified.

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New York: J ohn Wiley and Sons. Saban, A. ( 1997). Emerging themes of national educational reform. International Journal of Educa­ tional Reform, 6(3), 349-356. St. John, E. , & Clements, M. M. (2004). Public opinions and political contexts. In T. J. , pp. 47-67). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill, Pren­ tice Hall. 24 P A RT ON E / Foundations of Decision Making in Schools Sarason, S. B. (1990). The predictable failure of educational reform: Can we change course before it's too late? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Journal of School Leadership, 1 (4), 305-315. Wimpelberg, R. , & Boyd, W. L. (1990). Restructured leadership: Directed autonomy in an age of educational reform. Planning & Changing, 21, 239 253. Yukl, G. A. (2006). ). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Zaleznik, A. (1989). The managerial mystique. New York: Harper & Row. - C H A P T E R D ecision-Making B ehavior Chapter Focus Behavior in organizations is complex,inconsistent,and often unpredictable. This fact is readily apparent in the decision-making actions of school administrators and teachers.

10. Discuss the attitudes of educators toward data-driven decision making and identify factors that have influenced these attitudes. 22 PART O N E / Foundations of Decision Making in Schools 11. What is experiential learning? Why is this subject germane to this chapter? 12. What is reflective practice? Why is this subject germane to this chapter? REFERENCES Allen, D. W. (1992) . Schools for a new century: A conservative approach to radical school reform. New York: Praeger. Bassett, G . (1970) .

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