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Managing Education : the Purpose and Practice of Good Management in Schools.

Author: Joslyn Owen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1988 Education Reform Act meant that schools had to manage themselves in ways which satisfied the world outside the school gates. Governors become more powerful, parents took on a greater influence and employers were given new rights. This book discusses the total management of schools as they respond to these new imperatives. It examines the responsibilities of Teachers, Head Teachers and Principals as they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Owen, Joslyn.
Managing Education : The Purpose and Practice of Good Management in Schools.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joslyn Owen
ISBN: 9781317896661 1317896661 9781317896654 1317896653 9781315845036 1315845032
OCLC Number: 891446747
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Education, its manager and the public; Words into actions; Will education's effect change by the year 2000?; Teachers; Making use of assessment; Formativeness and the school plan; Managing the plan; Sanctions and checklists; Collective quality; National schemes and local practice; Parent awareness; Conclusion; 2 Managers of development and change: the shift from expecting to requiring; Helping teachers to expect more of themselves; Official approaches to assessment. Assessment and home influenceReducing the guesswork; Feedback from assessment into organizational change; Knowing what supports progress; Managing a consistent message; New relationships among the partners; Diplomacy; The scale of improvement; Attitudes; Sharing knowledge; Conclusion; 3 Training; The importance of the head; Regular reporting; Vision and intuition; Conclusion; 4 Corporate management; Reporting and questioning; The poor performer; Reviewing; Present day comparisons; In the picture; Separation of training; Conclusion; 5 Marshalling attitudes; From planning to implementation. Working with partnersVisible democracy; Balance; Conclusion; 6 Managing connections within education; Phase to phase; Beyond schools; Partners in the community; Appraisal and training; Vocational education; Helping to breach barriers; Managing onward connections; Conclusion; 7 Lessons from the past; Stress; Information; When is knowledge too remote?; Conclusion; 8 Managing the new; The source of value; Using the past; Sources of clarity; Managing the natural process of teaching; Governors and staff; Conclusion; 9 New training for new management; Staff development; Self-development. In-service educationAcceptable training; The late start on training; Skills of the manager as student; Conclusion; 10 Responding to alternatives; Changes of style; Time-scales; Vocational education; Specialization; Additional subjects; Additional pathways; Parents complementing schools; Distance learning; Distance education for new collaborators; National curriculum and the education of the whole person; Conclusion; 11 New demands on management; Errors; Sizes of school; Smaller schools; Primary schools; Personal positions and training; Consultancy and performance indicators; Conclusion. 12 New responses from managementInadequate experience; The advantages of new requirements; Conclusion; 13 Responsibility and self-justification; Skills; Monitoring the manager; Conclusion; End note; References; Index.

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This text on the management of education covers such areas as the management of development and change, training, corporate management, alternative approaches to management, new demands on management  Read more...

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