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Organisational Behaviour in Education (7th Edition)

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The seventh edition of Organizational Behavior in Education relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how readers can participate effectively in school reform. Readers are challenged to develop and act upon a game plan for implementing school...


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The seventh edition of Organizational Behavior in Education relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how readers can participate effectively in school reform. Readers are challenged to develop and act upon a game plan for implementing school reform from the first chapter. The seventh edition continues to examine such aspects of organizational behavior as organizational culture, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision-making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a lucid, readily accessible writing style. *All new Chapter 1, Toward a Theory of Practice, challenges readers to develop a theory of practice or a game plan for school reform that is then developed further in subsequent chapters. * Working on Your Game Plan exercises at the end of each chapter progressively challenge students to develop their theory of practice. *All new Chapter 11, School Reform, concludes the text and surveys school reform today relating it to organizational behavior in education. *Added emphasis on critical issues such as conflict, the educational standards movement, and the rise of market forces.;*Contains a new glossary of terms in organizational behavior and school reform. *Organizational Behavior is clearly related to the current school reform movement (especially in Chs. 1, 4, and 11). *Includes an explanation of postmodern thought, such as pragmatism and critical theory, and its impact on current thought about organizational behavior. *Provides coverage of gender issues in such areas as motivation, leadership, and decision making (Chs. 7, 8, and 10). *Addresses modern concepts of power in leadership and shows why transforming leaders are more powerful than transactional leaders (Ch. 7).
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All chapters open with Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, and About this Chapter and conclude with Conclusion, Working on Your Game Plan, Suggested Reading, and Notes. Preface. Prospective. 1.Toward a Theory of Practice. Two Principal Sources of Conflict. The Contemporary Debate on Schooling. Ways of Understanding Organizations. Theory of Action. Theory of Practice. The Game Plan: A Coaching Metaphor. 2.Mainstreams of Organizational Thought. What Is Organizational Behavior? Defining Organizational Behavior. Public Administration as a Beginning. Impact of the Industrial Revolution. The Rise of Classical Organizational Theory. The Human Relations Movement. The Organizational Theory Movement. 3.Organizational Theory in the Modern Period. Organizational Theory. Two Major Perspectives on Educational Organizations. Theory X and Theory Y. Organizational Structure and People. General Systems Theory. Social Systems Theory. Role Theory. Role Related to Social Systems Theory. Sociotechnical Systems Theory. Contingency Theory. 4.The Human Dimension of Organization. Building Human Capital. Nontheoretical Influences on Organizational Thought. The School Reform Movement. Turmoil in School Reform. 5.Growth-Enhancing Environments in Educational Organizations. Human Resources Development. How Organizational Climate Is Created. Relationship between Organizational Culture and Organizational Effectiveness. Describing and Assessing Organizational Climate in Schools. Four Management Systems. 6.Organizational Change. School Reform and Change. The Tradition of Change in American Education. Empirical-Rational Strategies of Change. Power-Coercive Strategies of Change. A Third Strategy: Organizational Self-Renewal. Research on the Effectiveness of OD. W. Edwards Deming and Total Quality Management (TQM). 7.Leadership. The Power of Leaders. Two-Factor Leadership Abandoned. Leadership as a Relationship with Followers. Transforming Leadership. Manipulation and Empowerment. Leadership and Management. A Pragmatic Guide to Leader Behavior. Leadership and la Difference. 8.Decision Making. Individual versus Organizational Decision Making. Rationality in Decision Making. Limits on Rationality in Decision Making. Theory of Practice. Participative Decision Making. Team Administration. A Paradigm for Decision Making. 9.Conflict in Organizations. The Nature of Conflict in Organizations. The Dynamics of Organizational Conflict. Approaches to Organizational Conflict. A Contingency Approach to Diagnosis of Conflict. 10.Motivation. The Meaning and Patterns of Motivation. The Extrinsic-Intrinsic Debate. Individual and Group Motivation. The Western Electric Studies Revisited. Individual Differences. Human Intelligence. Temperament and Organizational Behavior. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Intrinsic Motivation. Cognitive Views of Motivation. The Humanistic
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 197559
  • Product Code 0205321984
  • EAN 9780205321988
  • Pages 416
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Allyn And Bacon
  • Publication Date Jul 2000
  • Dimensions 235 x 178 x 10mm
  • Weight 0.080kg

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