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Educational Management

Major Themes in Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Harry Tomlinson


472 pages

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Hardback: 9780415276511
pub: 2004-10-07
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Education management and leadership is a key area of study in education.

Educational Management: Major Themes in Education brings together the most important literature in the field, exploring the historical context, the training and development of leaders and their roles in leading people and managing resources in education. The collection provides a focus on the major issues which are current in educational management throughout the world.

The four volumes are arranged thematically, as follows:

Volume 1: Educational Values

Values and Religion

Emotions and Gender

Politics and Micropolitics

Volume 2: Educational Theory


School of Effectiveness and School Improvement

Financial Management and LSM

Further Education

Volume 3: Educational Leadership

Leadership and Headteachers

Learning Leadership

Middle Leadership

Volume 4: Educational Change

History and Research

Strategy, Marketing, Change and Culture

A new introduction by the editor provides an overview of the field and guides the reader through this wealth of material.

Titles also available in this series include, Literacy (June 2004, 4 Volumes, £495), Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education (August 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming Early Years Education (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. £475)

Table of Contents

Volume One: History and Development of Educational Management Theory

This volume explores the origins and changing focus of the field, the change from education administration to education management and education leadership. The focus is on the linkage of theory to policy at national level and the emerging emphasis on evidence based policy.

Volume Two: Leadership, Managing People and Professional Development

Volume two focuses on the role of the head-teacher, principal or school leader; training programmes for those who are school leaders; teacher motivation and careers; continuing professional development; lifelong learning; accrediting teachers; teachers' lives; teacher professionalism and professional associations; human resource management; leadership; organizational behaviour and school culture.

Volume Three: Managing Teaching and Learning

This volume focuses on managing the changing curriculum in a learning organization; student outcomes; the assessment of learning; the effective schools literature; managing pupil performance - special education, race and gender.

Volume Four: Current Trends and Changing Policy

Areas covered in this volume include General Teaching Council; National College for School Leadership; the use of ICT for both management and learning; learning from business; new accountabilities; school reform; value for money; management within the education service by the private sector; government policy making.

About the Series

Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / General
EDUCATION / Leadership