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Organizational Theory for Equity and Diversity : Leading Integrated, Socially Just Education (Paperback)

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Organizational Theory for Equity and Diversity helps aspiring leaders understand, apply, and integrate theories in ways to lead socially just K-12 schools. Covering the full range of organizational theories as applied to educational leadership practice and research -- including decision-making, motivation, leadership, organizational structure, change, communication, conflict, organizational culture, and climate -- this book guides readers to examine not only traditional perspectives but also a range of critical and current theory. Readers are guided to critically analyze their own leadership strengths and limitations from each organizational perspective, in a continued effort to better inform their current educational practices. This valuable text will provide aspiring school leaders and administrators the tools and strategies for creating equitable and diverse schools that are effective and sustainable.

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  • Addresses the full range of student and staff diversity including race, culture, social class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, language, religion and their intersections.
  • Readers are guided to write a case from their own educational experience, while each chapter provides opportunities to continually analyze this case from the particular organizational theory.
  • Explores how the various theories influence research—including research topics, questions, methods, conceptual frameworks, data analysis, and the generation of theory.
  • End-of-chapter resources point readers toward further discussion of conceptual elements, practice connections, and research applications.
  • Companion website includes power points, video links, and suggestions and activities for teaching chapters.

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