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ISBN: 9780078024528 / 0078024528
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAR-12
Pages: 576

Copyright: 2013
Edition: 9
Format: Paperback
Educational Administration: Theory, Research, and Practice

Wayne Hoy, Cecil Miskel


About the book

One of the most widely read books in educational leadership, Educational Administration uses a systems perspective to synthesize the relevant theory and research on organizational behavior and focuses on understanding and applying theory to solve problems of practice. With each new edition, the latest research and theory are incorporated into the analysis of teaching, learning, and leading. Educational Administration helps future administrators understand the content and context of schools, remember key ideas and principles, and apply and practice those principles as they lead.
Key features

  • Shared Decision Making. Using a simplified model with straightforward and practical applications, the text presents guidelines for future principals as they decide the most appropriate times and ways to involve teachers in decision making.
  • End-of-chapter Guides to Practice translate theory and research into practical imperatives for school administrators.
  • New perspectives on school effectiveness focus on the properties of schools that facilitate the academic achievement of all students. Three new research-based models to explain academic achievement are introduced.
  • Added chapter on organizational climate provides a contemporary synthesis of open and healthy school climates, referencing the Organizational Climate Index (OCI).
  • New cases for leadership keep problems of practice current and require application of theory.
  • Social Systems Approach. The text’s approach synthesizes the four basic elements of schools (structure, culture, the individual, and politics) as well as the key processes of administration (decision making, leadership, and communication). Each chapter begins with a theoretical analysis of some critical aspect of administration, examines the empirical research on the subject, and concludes with practical applications.

  • About the author

    Wayne Hoy
    Wayne K. Hoy, former chair of the department of educational administration, associate dean of academic affairs, and distinguished professor at Rutgers University, is now the Novice Fawcett Chair in Educational Administration at The Ohio State University. Professor Hoy received his B. A. from Lock Haven State College in 1959 and his D. Ed. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1965. His primary research interests are theory and research in administration, the sociology of organizations, and the social psychology of administration. In 1973, he received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching from Rutgers University; in 1987, he was given the Alumni Award for Professional Research from the Graduate School of Education; in 1991, he received the Excellence in Education Award from The Pennsylvania State University; and in 1992, he was given the Meritorious Research Award from the Eastern Educational Research Association. He is past secretary-treasurer of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and is past president of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, the McGill Journal of Education, and the Journal of Research and Development in Education. Professor Hoy is coauthor with Professors D. J. Willower and T. L. Eidell of The School and Pupil Control Ideology (1967), with Patrick Forsyth of Effective Supervision: Theory into Practice (1986), and with John Tarter and Robert Kottkamp, Open Schools-Healthy Schools: Measuring Organizational Climate (1991). He has been described by the Australian Institute of Educational Administration as one of "the world's most widely read authors in the field of Educational Administration." Professor Hoy has written more than a hundred books, articles, chapters, and papers. His most recent books are Administrators Solving the Problems of Practice, (Allyn & Bacon, 1995) with C. J. Tarter; The Road to Open and Healthy Schools (Corwin, 1997) with C. J. Tarter; Quality Middle Schools (Corwin, 1998) with Dennis Sabo.

    Cecil Miskel
    Since October 1988, Cecil G. Miskel has been dean of and a professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He served the University of Utah as a professor and chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration from 1982 to 1983 and dean of the Graduate School of Education from 1983 to 1988. He holds a doctor of education degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition, to being a co-author of the five editions of Education Administration, he has published widely in a variety of scholarly journals.

    Table of contents

    Chapter 1: The School as a Social System
    Chapter 2: The Technical Core: Learning and Teaching
    Chapter 3: Structure in Schools
    Chapter 4: Individuals in Schools
    Chapter 5: Organizational Culture of Schools
    Chapter 6: Organizational Climate of Schools
    Chapter 7: Power and Politics in Schools
    Chapter 8: External Environments and Accountability of Schools
    Chapter 9: School Effectiveness
    Chapter 10: Decision Making in Schools
    Chapter 11: Shared Decision Making: Empowering Teachers
    Chapter 12: Communication in Schools
    Chapter 13: Leadership in Schools
    Chapter 14: One Last Time: A Review of the School as a Social System
    A Collection of Cases for Educational Leadership
    Name Index
    Subject Index



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