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The Ethics of School Administration


reviewed by Paul Kelleher ó 2005

coverTitle: The Ethics of School Administration
Author(s): Kenneth A. Strike, Emil J. Haller, Jonas F. Soltis
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807745731, Pages: 196, Year: 2005
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The importance of strengthening ethical reasoning and decision-making in school leaders has become increasingly recognized in recent years as the dilemmas leaders face have become more complex and conflict-laden. For example, the program standards for educational leadership approved by The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2001 include ethical behavior and decision-making as one of only six major performance areas. The publication of the third edition of The Ethics of School Administration is, therefore, timely. For readers of the second edition, published in 1998, this third edition offers a few, important changes. The chapter on authority has been substantially revised to include a discussion of authority and role conflicts in the accountability context that absorbs schools’ attention today. A total of four new cases also appear in this edition. This third edition, otherwise, is largely the same as the second. The structure is identical.  Each of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2430-2432
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11861, Date Accessed: 8/17/2017 7:44:28 AM

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  • Paul Kelleher
    Trinity University
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    PAUL KELLEHER is the Norine R. Murchison Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Trinity University. Kelleher served for the last 20 years as a Superintendent of Schools in suburban New York and Connecticut. Prior to these appointments, he also served as Principal of Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY, and as a high school teacher and middle school principal.
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