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A Socially critical view of the self-managing school

Author: John Smyth
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging the model of the "self-managing school", this book calls into question the process of school devolution. It investigates the phenomenon of the self-managing school, why it is happening now, what is the truth behind this notion and the problems which lie behind the ideals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Smyth
ISBN: 0750702125 9780750702126 0750702133 9780750702133
OCLC Number: 28337978
Description: vi, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / John Smyth --
1. Democratic Participation or Efficient Site Management: The Social and Political Location of the Self-Managing School / Lawrence Angus --
2. The New Right and the Self-Managing School / Jack Demaine --
3. Paradigm Shifts and Site-based Management in the United States: Toward a Paradigm of Social Empowerment / Gary L. Anderson and Alexandra Dixon --
4. Culture, Cost and Control: Self-Management and Entrepreneurial Schooling in England and Wales / Stephen J. Ball --
5. Reinventing Square Wheels: Planning for Schools to Ignore Realities / Marie Brennan --
6. The Evaluative State and Self-Management in Education: Cause for Reflection? / David Hartley --
7. The Politics of Devolution, Self-Management and Post-Fordism in Schools / Susan L. Robertson --
8. Pushing Crisis and Stress down the Line: The Self-Managing School / Peter Watkins --
9. Managerialism, Market Liberalism and the Move to Self-Managing Schools in New Zealand / John A. Codd. 10. Teaching Cultures and School-based Management: Towards a Collaborative Reconstruction / Andrew C. Sparkes and Martin Bloomer --
11. 'And Your Corporate Manager Will Set You Free ...': Devolution in South Australian Education / Brendan Ryan --
12. Managerialism and Market Forces in Vocational Education: 'Balkanizing' Education in the 'Banana Republic' / Peter Kell --
13. Self-Managing Schools, Choice and Equity / Geoffrey Walford.
Responsibility: edited by John Smyth.

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