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Reconstructing schools : management and development from within

Author: Gary Moonsammy; Alex Hassett
Publisher: Manzini, Swaziland : Macmillan Boleswa Publishers, 1997.
Series: Mac Tips.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Moonsammy; Alex Hassett
ISBN: 0797806350 9780797806351
OCLC Number: 45448301
Description: 107 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: The birth of the new and democratic South Africa has brought with it the need for radical change in our education system. Just as old policies and structures are having to give way to new and different ones, beliefs and attitudes need to change too. The government has made it clear that it cannot meet the challenges facing our schools without the help of people on the ground. Educational change should thus begin at the level of the school. Guidelines for the starting process. A vision for your school. Execises. Preparatory session. History of the school. Beginning to think of the vision. Developing the vision further. Finalising the vision. Unpacking the values underlying the vision. Barriers to achieving the vision. Common issues being faced in our schools. Developing positive relationships within the school. Exercises. Johar's window. Giving and receiving feedback. Why do we have difficulties giving feedback? Guideline for giving feedback. Guidelines for receiving feedback. Giving and receiving positive feedback. Giving and receiving negative feedback. Team-building exercises. Exercises. How effective are you as a group and team? Bucs and Chiefs. Win as much as you can. Positive and negative roles in groups. management or leadership style. Exercises. Assessing the leadership and decision-making style of the school. Who should take what decisions? Conflict management and resolution. Exercises. What is conflict and how is it caused? How I deal with conflict. Role-plays in conflict management strategies. Assessing the conflict resolution strategies used by the school. A Code of Conduct. Exercises. Preparatory session. Deciding who should be involved in developing the Code of Conduct. Deciding on the areas to be covered. Fleshing out the areas to be included. Defining the procedures to monitor the Code. Drawing up a draft Code of Conduct. Reviewing the draft copy with the staff. Finalising the Code of Conduct. Evaluating and analysing change in schools. Exercise. Analysing the change process.
Series Title: Mac Tips.
Responsibility: Gary Moonsammy and Alex Hassett.

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