Human Resources Administration: Personnel Issues and Needs in Education

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9780130423252: Human Resources Administration: Personnel Issues and Needs in Education

For graduate-level courses in human resource administration.

Representing a major revision of this comprehensive text, the fourth edition expands the authors' premise that the responsibility for successful human resources administration is one that is shared between central HR personnel and local principals. Coverage addresses the primary HR processes of planning, recruitment, selection, induction, development, negotiation, compensation, and organizational climate, with special attention paid in this edition to the contribution effective HR administration can make to improving student achievement. Numerous instructional activities bolster text material that examines research relevant to each topic as it happens today and forecasts competencies that will be required of the HR professional tomorrow.

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Personnel costs make up 75-85% of the typical school district budgte.  Because personnel are crucial to the achievemen tof an educational system's goals and objectives, human resources administration is of central importance.

 

Explore the fifth edition of Human Resources Administration to learn relevant laws and policies, the application of computer technology, and successful collective negotiation strategies. For further success, this text will help you develop integrated planning processes and communication systems while fostering a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation among the staff, the administration, and the school board.

 

Features for Your Success: 

  • New! Staff Development chapter (Chapter 7) covers the key aspects of staff development including its importance to the success of educational programs, purpose, five-step process, effective programs, and much more.
  • New! Technology Application coverage relating to the human resources function is increased.  
  • New! Visual Organizers, including numerous charts, figures, and tables, create visual interest and help you better access chapter content.
  • Revised!Streamlined Historical content is noew presented in Chapter 1.  The Nature of the Human resources Function: Its Organization and Process.
  • Revised!Streamlined Law and Policy content are now presented in Chapter 11, Legal Aspects of Human Resources Administration.
  •  Case Studies in each chapter help you apply chapter concepts to realistic situations in the workplace and provide stimulus for discussion of couplex and controversial issues.
  • Thorough revision of all previous edition material ensures you are provided with the most current references and topics.

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About the Author:

Dr. M. Scott Norton, a former public school teacher, coordinator of curriculum, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools, received his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he later served as a professor in and vice-chair of the same department. He then became a professor and chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision at Arizona State University, where he is currently professor emeritus. He teaches graduate classes in human resources administration, the school superintendency, the school principalship, educational leadership, and competency-based administration.

Dr. Norton is co-author of college textbooks in the areas of human resources administration, the school superintendency, and administrative management and author of a textbook in the area of effective leadership for effective administration. He has published widely in national journals in such areas as teacher retention, organizational climate, teacher workload, the department chair in educational administration, employee assistance programs, selection and recruitment practices, the school principalship, distance education and others.

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