This book theorizes that models based on the classical sciences have misguided educational leadership. Dr. Rettig sees the open dynamics of twentieth-century science-specifically, quantum mechanics - as a better and more natural model, and describes what he sees as a method of leadership light years beyond those of today. Dr. Rettig illustrates his critique of the contemporary school administration structure with the story of Leslie O'Connor, a fictional administrator, who makes her way through familiar-seeming training techniques. For anyone interested in the organization and administration of school systems, this book provides an original and compelling perspective.
Perry R. Rettig is currently a certified district administrator, principal, and elementary school teacher in Wisconsin. For the past four years he has been an associate professor of educational administration and leadership, as well as the coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
1 The Newtonian Approach to Leadership 2 The Model Does Not Fit and It Never Did 3 Quantum Physics 4 The Other New Sciences 5 Implications for Leadership 6 Conclusions for Educational Leadership Practice