Human Resource Leadership for Effective Schools (5th edition)
By: John T. Seyfarth (author)Hardback
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<> Emphasizing the relationship of human resource management to student learning, this book is driven by recent research, yet offers real applications throughout. Many Human Resource Management books emphasize only the functions of the area. This text emphasizes how human resource decisions affect student achievement. It also discusses the impact on human resource practice in schools with site-based management, addresses ISLLC standards, and shows practical applications for research related to human resource practice.
Chapter OneHuman Resources Leadership and Effective Schools Plan of the Book Human Resources Leaders Model of Student Learning Organizational Effectiveness School-Based Management No Child Left Behind Summary Online Resources References Chapter TwoPlanning for Staffing Needs Plan of the Chapter Recruiting Teachers Projecting School Enrollments Cohort Survival Method Projecting First-Grade Enrollment Retention Ratios Determining Staff Allocations Model of the Selection Process Preparing a Job Description Essential Functions Changing Expectations Identifying Selection Criteria Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter ThreeEvaluating and Selecting Applicants Plan of the ChapterSources of Information about Applicants Application Form Licensure and Certification Transcripts References Test Scores Background Checks Highly Qualified Interviewing for Selection Validity Reliability Perceiver Interview Rating the Applicant Transfer Policies and Student Learning Equity in Transfer Practices Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 Case No. 3 Case No. 4 Case No. 5 References Chapter FourSelecting Administrative and Support Personnel Plan of the Chapter Selection Procedures Announcing the Vacancy Screening the Applicants Interviewing and Checking References Announcing Decisions Use of Tests for Selection of Administrators Written Tests Assessment Centers Selection of Principals and Assistant Principals Accountability Selection of Assistant Principals Skills of Effective Leaders Women in Administration Mentors Helping Women Gender and Leadership StyleSelecting Other Support Personnel School Social Workers School Psychologists Guidance Counselors Library/Media Specialists Instructional Aides Substitute Teachers Secretaries and Administrative AssistantsSummarySuggested ActivitiesOnline ResourcesCase Studies Case No. 1References Chapter FiveMotivation of Personnel Plan of the Chapter Nature of Work Motivation Theories of Motivation Job Satisfaction in Teaching Career Anchors and Teacher Satisfaction Sources of Dissatisfaction in Teaching Job Satisfaction and Teacher Turnover Organizational Correlates of Attrition Demographic Correlates of Attrition Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter SixInduction Plan of the Chapter From Student to Teacher The New Teacher Purposes and Types of Induction Orientation Programs Performance Improvement Programs State-Mandated Induction Programs Mentors for Beginning Teachers Mentoring Minority Teachers Starting a Mentoring ProgramAdministrative Leadership for Induction Recommendations for Principals Induction for Administrators Learning about Leadership Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter SevenProfessional Development for Educational Personnel Plan of the Chapter Functions of Professional Development Characteristics of Effective Professional Development Congruence and Ease of Adoption Planning for Professional Development Centralized versus Decentralized Programs Design of the Program Evaluation and Follow-up Professional Development for Administrators and Support Personnel Summary Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter EightEvaluating Employee Performance Plan of the Chapter Purposes of Performance Evaluation Models of Teacher Evaluation Remediation Model Goal-Setting Model Portfolio Model Student Achievement Model Peer Assistance and Review Model Characteristics of Successful Evaluation Programs Evaluating Evaluation Systems Conducting Classroom Observations State-Mandated Evaluation SystemsEvaluation of PrincipalsLegal Considerations in Personnel EvaluationSummarySuggested ActivitiesOnline ResourcesCase Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2References Chapter NineCompensation and Rewards Plan of the Chapter Sound Compensation Plans Reasons for Low Salaries Salary Equity Fringe Benefits Single Salary Schedules Forms of Incentive Pay Pay-for-Performance Alternative Pay Plans Containing Costs Administrators' Salaries Constructing a Salary Schedule Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter TenCreating Productive Work Environments Plan of the Chapter Psychological Success and Work Environments Qualities of Productive Work Environments Clear Mission Supportive Administrative Leadership Professional Culture Using Talents and Skills Comfortable Facilities Adequate Time Materials and Equipment Teacher Stress and Burnout Types of Stress Factors in Burnout Teacher Absenteeism Loss of Learning Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter ElevenLegal Issues in Human Resources Plan of the chapter State Legislation and School Boards Antidiscrimination Legislation Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 Equal Pay Act of 1963 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Other Legislation Constitutional Protections for Employees Defending Personnel Practices Establishing a Defense Sexual Harassment Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 Case No. 3 References Chapter TwelveCollective Bargaining in Schools Plan of the Chapter Public Sector Bargaining Scope of Bargaining Teacher Evaluation Transfer and Reassignment Class Size/Preparations Extra Duty Reduction in Force Working Conditions Safety and Security Recent Developments in Collective Bargaining New Forms of Collective Bargaining Bargaining Stages Resolving Impasses Impact of Collective Bargaining on Schools Teachers' Salaries Student Learning Work of Principals Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References Chapter ThirteenManaging Conflict in Schools Plan of the Chapter Nature of Conflict in Organizations Methods of Resolving Conflict Mediation Arbitration Ombudsmen Managing Conflict through the Grievance Process Contract Interpretation Arbitration of Work Rules Deciding Which Rule Applies Grievances on Evaluation Negative Norm Setters Other Issues in Arbitration Arbitrability Timeliness Questions of Law Past Practice Effects of Arbitration on the District Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 Case No. 3 References Chapter FourteenTermination and Reduction in Force Plan of the Chapter Carrying out a Reduction-in-Force Reviewing Alternatives Staffing Adjustments Required Reductions in Workforce and Employees' Rights Dealing with Employee Misconduct Types of Offenses Levels of Discipline Dismissal and Nonrenewal Immoral or Unprofessional Behavior Insubordination Documenting Unsatisfactory Performance Rights of Dismissed Teachers Summary Suggested Activities Online Resources Case Studies Case No. 1 Case No. 2 References
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