“This text is the one text I have used that students consistently like reading and make complimentary remarks about in the course evaluation.”
–Lora Knutson, Governor’s State University
The Ninth Edition of Organizational Behavior in Education relates the study of educational leadership to the challenge of how leaders can participate effectively in school reform. Throughout the text, readers are challenged to develop and act on a game plan for implementing school reform. Issues arising from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 receive major emphasis in this edition. As with earlier editions, Owens and Valesky continue to examine aspects of organizational behavior such as organizational culture, diversity, leadership, motivation, change, conflict, and decision making while maintaining high standards of scholarship and a lucid, readily accessible writing style.
New to This Edition
· New coverage of important leadership perspectives such as emotional intelligence (Daniel Goleman), cognitive science, and the moral imperative (Michael Fullan), as well as the writings of noted scholars such as Deborah Meier, Howard Gardner, and William Ouchi have been added to keep this text current with the latest thinking.
· Both a chart showing how this text thoroughly covers Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and chapter opening ISLLC connections to learning objectives have been integrated to readily highlight how this text matches these critical standards.
· Revised end-of-chapter exercises and new suggested projects for students supplement the practical applications of this text.
· All research and references have been meticulously updated to provide the most current and useful information to readers.
· A new Test Bank and new PowerPoint Presentation are available online to adopters by contacting your local representative.
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