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Public and Private School Administration: An Overview in Christian Perspective

Author(s): Samuel J Smith, Constance L Pearson, Edwin J. Nichols, Andrea Beam, John C Bartlett, Mark A Angle, Russell L Claxton, Margaret E Ackerman, James A Swezey, Shante Moore

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 204

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Public and Private School Administration: An Overview in Christian Perspective provides a resource compatible with the mission of universities that seek to prepare educators for service in public, private, and Christian schools. It speaks to the practical-mindedness of administrators while also grounding best practices in theory, research, and biblical principles. For readers who view school administration not only as service to students, parents, and faculty but also as service to God, this book will serve to affirm their calling. It provides an overview of both public and private school administration in Christian perspective that also addresses leadership standards commonly accepted by accrediting agencies. 

The goal of Public and Private School Administration is to develop basic knowledge, skills and dispositions related to the following:

  • Professional standards that drive principal preparation programs and the evaluation of acting
  • administrators
  • Historical background of school administration
  • Theoretical frameworks that have impacted the field
  • Biblical principles applied to educational leadership
  • Best practices derived from research and practical experience
  • Distinctions of school administration in different types of school settings—public, private, and
  • Christian

 

Introduction

VISION: THE DRIVING FORCE
Chapter 1 Creating and Communicating a Shared Vision
Chapter 2 Continuous School Improvement

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Chapter 3 Creating an Environment Conducive to Learning
Chapter 4 Leading Curriculum Development
Chapter 5 Developing the Faculty

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Chapter 6 Resource Acquisition and Stewardship
Chapter 7 Organizational Management and Distributed Leadership
Chapter 8 Proactive Measures for School Safety

ADVOCACY, NEGOTIATION, AND PARTNERSHIPS
Chapter 9 Partnering with the Community
Chapter 10 Political and Legal Context
Chapter 11 Ethics in School Administration

 About the Authors

Samuel J Smith

Samuel James Smith serves as Professor of Education at Liberty University and is Director of School Administration Programs. He began his career as an English and history teacher and later became a school principal. His specialization is in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on historical and philosophical foundations of education. He has worked as a teacher and administrator in Houston, Texas, and Daytona Beach, Florida. He began teaching in higher education at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City while completing his doctorate at Oklahoma State University. He studied history at Houston Baptist University and Liberty University. His research pursuits involve the topics of learning theory, character education, educational leadership, and second-career teachers.

 

Constance L Pearson

Edwin J. Nichols

Andrea Beam

John C Bartlett

Mark A Angle

Russell L Claxton

Margaret E Ackerman

James A Swezey

Shante Moore

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