School administration is more difficult today than at any time in our history. Demands for administrative accountability have steadily increased since the publication of A Nation at Risk in 1983. The most recent trend has been to tie administrative evaluations to student performance, increasing stress among administrators at all levels. This book considers input of current administrators and school board members and presents a strategy which educational administrators can employ to win back public confidence and support.
John Hunt is an associate professor of educational leadership at Southern illinois University Edwardsville. He previously spent 34 years in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Washington as a teacher, principal, university laboratory school director, assistant superintendent and superintendent.
Preface Acknowledgments 1.The Current World 2.Why Money Matters 3.The Shadow System 4.Administrative Decision-Making: Conflict or Consensus? 5.Listening Skills: The Administrator's Best Friend 6.The Future of Administrative Accountability: Friend or Foe? References