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    Organizational Behavior in Education

    By: Robert G. Owens & Thomas C. Valesky

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    "Well-established as a standard textbook in the preparation of effective and thoughtful school administrators, the tenth edition of Organizational Behavior in Education continues its tradition of offering students of educational administration the most current thinking and the most in-depth exploration of organizational leadership as it relates to decision-making, organizational change, managing conflict, and motivating others. As readers are challenged to develop and analyze the successful implementation of school reform, they gain a professional understanding of the organizational theory and research that are the bedrock of modern practice." "This thoroughly revised edition updates the research and theory behind organizational effectiveness in schools as it pertains to change, leadership, and new issues in school reform including comprehensive school reform models, charter schools, and school vouchers. This new material contains current emerging developments in the fast-paced world of contemporary school reform and keeps students abreast of emerging trends." ""This text is laden with history, theory, and description. It serves as a foundation for the student's future decisions....I personally believe it gives them a sense of the development of theory over time in the various areas covered. It gives them a basis for forming their own leadership styles, understanding that perhaps they are not a clear-cut, one size fits all, but perhaps a bit of many theories and models. This text gives them this sense ofthe richness of theory and the realization that there is no one size fits all answers. However, it lays a foundation on which they can predicate future administrative decisions, reforms, and procedures."---Patricia Helene Earl, Marymount University"--BOOK JACKET.

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