Like the bestselling first edition, this introductory textbook succinctly presents concepts and theories of educational leadership and organizational behavior and immediately applies them to problems of practice. The second edition includes a new chapter on organizational culture, expanded overage of organizational structure, systems, and leadership, and additional case studies and scenarios representing real problems of practice.
This book serves as an introduction to the principles, practices and problems of management in school systems and educational administration in Nigeria. The author draws on practical experience and theoretical knowledge to assemble a manual for educational administrators, teachers, teacher-trainers and trainees, and readers with a general interest in the debates of education and its course in Nigeria. The contents include: what constitutes management; Nigeria’s educational scene/structure; educational management problems; decision making models and planning; student services; school discipline; personnel administration; financing the school system; leadership; curriculum development; the teacher in the school system; and the tasks ahead.
This text calls for a broader approach to comparative educational administration: one which uses culture as the principle means of analysis. The articles collected by Allan Walker and Clive Dimmock detail the educational practices and outcomes of other systems while taking into account the mediating influence of culture. In this way, these essays stress the specific aspects of the cultures studied, and map out common ground for the study of administrators’ values, beliefs, and actions.