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Reflecting on school management

Author: Anne Gold; Jennifer Evans
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Falmer Press, 1998.
Series: Master classes in education series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The reorganisation of the education system within Britain has vastly increased the managerial responsibilities of those working in schools, although the staff generally have received little management training. In this book, the various issues related to management are teased out and a selection of ideas and pragmatic solutions informing good practice are examined.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gold, Anne.
Reflecting on school management.
London ; Philadelphia, PA : Falmer Press, 1998
(DLC) 99159183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Gold; Jennifer Evans
ISBN: 9780203982211 0203982215 9780750708067 0750708069 9780750708050 0750708050
OCLC Number: 559947571
Description: 1 online resource (x, 143 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Dedication; Series Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 Philosophy and Values in Education Management; Educational Principles and Values; Ethical Dimensions to School Management; Leadership, Power and Values; Managing Current Contexts According to Principles of Democracy, Choice, Power and Equal Opportunities; Equal Opportunities Policies and Equity; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2 What Is Management in Education?; Articulating the Purpose of a School; How Does the Purpose of a School Inform Its Culture? How Are Organizational Structures Connected to the Purpose of the School?Who Informs the Management Decisions in a School?; How Are Management Decisions Made in a School?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Management and Leadership Styles; Who Is a Manager in Education?; Leadership or Management?; Ways of Describing Styles of Leading and Managing; The Quality Management Movement; Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Competency-based Leadership and Management; Educative Leadership; Teambuilding and Working with a Team; Team Roles; Conclusion; References. Chapter 4 Working with People, Part One-Management SkillsSection One: Self and Systems Management Skills; Prioritizing; Managing time; Decision-Making; Strategic Planning; Section Two: Managing with Other People; Managing Conflict; Working with Difficult People; Motivation; Delegation; Managing Stress; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Working with People, Part Two Developing Staff; Who Does the Term 'Staff' Include?; Staff Selection and Recruitment; Staff Induction; Continuing Professional Development; Understanding How Adults Learn. Strategies to Encourage Continuous Professional DevelopmentBalancing Individual Professional Development Needs with Those of the School; Appraisal; Career Development; The Human Resource Management (HRM) Approach; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Managing in the Market Place; The Legislative Framework; The Education Market; A Loss of Confidence in Schools; Concerns about Effectiveness; Concerns about Efficiency; The Managerial Revolution; Parental Pressure; The Impact of Markets on Education; Socially Responsible Marketing?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Managing Finance and Resources. The Legislative FrameworkThe Formula; Calculating Pupil Numbers; Salary Costs; Managing the Budget in School; The Budgetary Process; Defining Responsibilities; Approaches to Budgeting; What Is Good Financial Management?; School Development Planning; Model A: The Rational Approach; Model B: The Pragmatic Approach; Model C: The Entrepreneurial Approach; Model D: The Lateral Approach; Making Budget Decisions; Parkdale Infants School; Cost-Effectiveness and Schools; Conclusion; Appendix 'Standards' Questionnaire; Key Documents Relating to LMS:; References; Chapter 8 Managing across the Boundaries.
Series Title: Master classes in education series.
Responsibility: Anne Gold and Jennifer Evans.

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