Living On The Horns Of Dilemmas

Author: Peter R. Litchka
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800177
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Living On The Horns Of Dilemmas from the Author: Peter R. Litchka. This book is based on the professional experiences and research findings of Drs. Litchka, Polka, and Calzi who possess a combined total professional experience of over 100 years as educators in the United States, including over 75 years as public school administrators and over 30 years as chief school officers. The authors have also spent a combined 30 plus years in researching and roles, responsibilities, and stresses of school district leadership. They are committed to appropriately preparing current and aspiring leaders to survive and thrive as superintendents. The authors know the topic of school leadership very well from both the practical “lived experiences” to the various theoretical research conceptual frameworks. This book reflects actual stories collected via their most recent research associated with school district leadership, decision-making, politics, and “living on the horns of dilemmas.”

Leading Research In Educational Administration

Author: Michael DiPaola
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617354465
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Leading Research In Educational Administration from the Author: Michael DiPaola. Leading Research in Educational Administration: A Festschrift for Wayne K. Hoy is the tenth in a series on research and theory dedicated to advancing our understanding of schools through empirical study and theoretical analysis that was initiated by Wayne and Cecil G. Miskel. This tenth anniversary edition honors and celebrates the research leadership Wayne has provided in the field of educational administration through his distinguished career. The festschrift is organized around the analysis of school contexts and includes constructs Wayne and his protégés have studied and researched: climate, trust, efficacy, academic optimism, organizational citizenship, and mindfulness. It concludes with the work of colleagues on the salient contemporary issues of innovation, power, leadership succession, and several others focused on improving schools. Chapter authors all have close connections to Wayne former students and their students, as well as colleagues and friends.

Horns Of A Dilemma

Author: Ganesh Krishnamurthy
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482843714
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Horns Of A Dilemma from the Author: Ganesh Krishnamurthy. Ganesh started questioning the reality of life and the world very early in life. He went through what many people do--get a good education (IIT, Delhi, Topper, Iran Centre for Management Studies, Tehran, an affiliate of the Harvard University Business School, MBA, with Distinction), tasted material success, went through a phase of being known and recognised, travelled the world and observed people, customs and human interrelationships. However, fundamental questions about life and its reality kept surfacing repeatedly. For what ultimate purpose does one take any action? Sensing that all the trappings of success in the world did not satisfy what he was (and every human being seemed to be) striving for, he started making serious enquiries. Using the excellent training he had received from formal education as well as what he learnt from his observations of life, he tried to find the answers. He asked many famous and erudite people, read what great thinkers had to say about the subject matter, discussed with others who too were seeking answers; all of which drove to him turn to Indian scriptures, sastra. He followed it up until he reached a traditional guru who could unfold the secrets of the self, using the words of the sastra. He spent three and a half years living with and learning from his guru, Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati at a gurukulam (a traditional place of learning where students live with the guru) in Anaikatti in Southern India. Ganesh now lives a life of study and teaching, and helping anyone who approaches him with a problem, or with a commitment to learn.

Rijkswaterstaat On The Horns Of A Dilemma

Author: Margaretha Annigje van den Brink
Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.
ISBN: 9059723392
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Rijkswaterstaat On The Horns Of A Dilemma from the Author: Margaretha Annigje van den Brink. "Rijkswaterstaat is well known for its powerful position in the development of transport and hydraulic infrastructure in the Netherlands, for its engineering expertise and for bringing the Dutch worldwide fame by realising major public works, such as the Delta Works. In recent decades, however, Rijkswaterstaat's strong position of power and its working methods have been increasingly challenged in various intense public debates. These debates were about its perceived technocratic management of large infrastructure projects and, more generally, about its contribution to the modernisation of the Dutch government. As a consequence, Rijkswaterstaat found itself on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, it needed its renowned expert status to fulfil its public responsibilities. On the other hand, it also needed to distance itself from this expert status to be able to meet the increasing social and political imperative of developing into a more responsive and efficient public organisation. By adopting a discursive approach, this book examines the way in which Rijkswaterstaat tried to deal with this dilemma in constructing a new organisational identity, in particular in the early years of the 21st century, and how this is reflected in concrete Room for the River planning practices."--Publisher's description.

The Costs Of Living

Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462833351
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The Costs Of Living from the Author: Barry Schwartz. We all value freedom, family, friends, work, education, health, and leisure—“the best things in life.” But the pressure we experience to chase the dollar in order to satisfy both the demands of the bottom line and the demands of our seemingly insatiable desire to consume are eroding these best things in life. Our children now value profit centers, not sports heroes. Our educational system is fast becoming nothing more than a financial investment where students are encouraged to expend more energy on making the grade than on learning about their world. Our business leaders are turning young idealists into cynics when they cut corners and explain that “everybody’s doing it.” The need to achieve in our careers intrudes so greatly on our personal world that we find ourselves weighing the “costs” of enjoying friendships rather than working. In this book, psychologist Barry Schwartz unravels how market freedom has insidiously expanded its reach into domains where it does not belong. He shows how this trend developed from a misguided application of the American value of individuality and self-pursuit, and how it was aided by our turning away from the basic social institutions that once offered traditional community values. These developments have left us within an overall framework for living where worth is measured entirely by usefulness in the marketplace. The more we allow market considerations to guide our lives, the more we will continue to incur the real costs of living, among them disappointment and loneliness.We all value freedom, family, friends, work, education, health, and leisure—“the best things in life.” But the pressure we experience to chase the dollar in order to satisfy both the demands of the bottom line and the demands of our seemingly insatiable desire to consume are eroding these best things in life. Our children now value profit centers, not sports heroes. Our educational system is fast becoming nothing more than a financial investment where students are encouraged to expend more energy on making the grade than on learning about their world. Our business leaders are turning young idealists into cynics when they cut corners and explain that “everybody’s doing it.” The need to achieve in our careers intrudes so greatly on our personal world that we find ourselves weighing the “costs” of enjoying friendships rather than working. In this book, psychologist Barry Schwartz unravels how market freedom has insidiously expanded its reach into domains where it does not belong. He shows how this trend developed from a misguided application of the American value of individuality and self-pursuit, and how it was aided by our turning away from the basic social institutions that once offered traditional community values. These developments have left us within an overall framework for living where worth is measured entirely by usefulness in the marketplace. The more we allow market considerations to guide our lives, the more we will continue to incur the real costs of living, among them disappointment and loneliness.

The Omnivore S Dilemma

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101147172
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The Omnivore S Dilemma from the Author: Michael Pollan. One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dilemmas Of Lone Motherhood

Author: Randy Albelda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317998758
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The Dilemmas Of Lone Motherhood from the Author: Randy Albelda. In today’s society, women - having entered the workplace in growing numbers worldwide - are increasingly expected to earn wages whilst still being primarily responsible for raising children. While all parents confront the tensions of this double burden, for lone mothers, the situation can be especially acute as there is no other adult to share responsibilities and no access to a male wage. The revealing essays in this volume address a range of the dilemmas lone mothers routinely face, whilst also distinguishing important situational differences, and considering other social perspectives. It asks: * How can governments help without undermining their ability to enter the workforce? * Should the state indefinitely support lone mothers? * How should we measure the success of a policy? * What roles do ethnicity, race, religion, class and sexual orientation play? The impressive range of contributors to this volume speak from numerous contrasting perspectives. Here they study a variety of international settings such as Sri Lanka, the US, Germany, England and Norway, and in so doing, they allow the reader to draw powerful conclusions by comparing such issues and potential resolutions in varying countries and contexts. This book was previously published as a special issue of Feminist Economics.