Originally published in 1986. Hitherto, most educational managers, including head teachers and senior staff in schools, have been expected to carry out their management tasks without any formal training. Recent initiatives, however, are changing this and all educational managers are now being encouraged to undertake some form of training. This book provides a framework for the study of educational management. Management in other professions has been a major concern for a long time and this book selects from this existing literature, theory and experience (for example from management studies and business studies) and relates relevant material to the context of education. It looks at the major themes and problems in educational management, discusses the appropriate theories and shows how good practices may be applied.
Introduction 1. Demands, Opportunities, Constraints and Influences 2. Learning to be Effective 3. Leadership Unlimited? 4. Expertise and Credibility 5. Power and Authority 6. Change and Response 7. Interpersonal Perspectives on School Management 8. Communication or Chaos? 9. Developing Teachers and Schools. Conclusion
Reissuing works originally published between 1975 and 1997, this collection includes books covering all aspect of managing schools, from primary to further education. With an international selection of authors, some volumes present case studies while others address wider areas of concern in the management of educational institutions. Individual volumes concern special schools and specific types such as the grant-maintained system in the UK. Topics cross over from finance to staff development to politics and governance to innovation. This is an excellent varied set for any education management bookself.