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Educational Administration

A Decade of Reform
Examines how well the educational administration reforms in Uniteed States as recommended by the National Commission in Educational Administration, have been implemented.

A valuable book for anyone involved in the educational administration process.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780803966093
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 1999
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication date: February 09, 1999

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"A close reading of this book will let us know if a change is taking place in the quality of educational administration." Daniel E. Griffiths, Dean Emeritus, School of Education, New York University, from the Introduction What can we reasonably expect from national efforts to reform the practice of educational administration? This book examines whether recommendations made by the National Commission on Excellence in Educational Administration (NCEEA) in a report to the University Council on Educational Administration have been acted on. It then discusses the most significant initiatives of the past 10 years. Contributors explore what kinds of changes have been and are occurring. They offer insights on how to: * Expand and focus the technical knowledge base of educational administration * Develop new and better ways to disseminate information on educational administration practice * Select students who show administrative talent for entrance into graduate programs * Increase resources available to schools and universities for selecting and educating administrators * Include teachers, parents, and community leaders in the university teaching process


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Joseph F. Murphy

Joseph F. Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair and associate dean at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University, where he was the William Ray Flesher Professor of Education. In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels, including an appointment as the executive assistant to the chief deputy superintendent of public instruction in California. His most recent appointment was as the founding president of the Ohio Principals Leadership Academy. At the university level, he has served as department chair and associate dean.

He is past vice president of the American Educational Research Association and was the founding chair of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). He is co-editor of the AERA Handbook on Educational Administration (1999) and editor of the National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) yearbook, The Educational Leadership Challenge (2002).

His work is in the area of school improvement, with special emphasis on leadership and policy. He has authored or co-authored 18 books in this area and edited another 12. His most recent authored volumes include Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement (2002), Leadership for Literacy: Research-Based Practice, PreK-3 (2003), Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (2005), Preparing School Leaders: Defining a Research and Action Agenda (2006), and Turning Around Failing Schools: Lessons From the Organizational Sciences.\

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



A Decade of Change

An Overview

The Reform of the Profession

A Self-Portrait


The Work of UCEA

Causing Change

The National Policy Board for Educational Administration

Reinventing Preparation Programs

A Decade of Activity

The Persistent Saga

Changing Instruction and Curriculum to Better Prepare School Leaders

Changes in Preparation Programs

Perceptions of Department Chairs

The 'Changing' Face of the Educational Leadership Professoriate


Confronting Fundamental Transformation of Leadership Preparation

Searching for Authentic Educational Leadership in University Graduate Programs and with Public School Colleagues

A Decade Half Full or Decade Half Empty

Thoughts from a Tired Reformer


A Decade of Changes

Analysis and Comment

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