1st Edition

Managing Education
The Purpose and Practice of Good Management in Schools

ISBN 9780582085046
Published October 19, 1992 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

The 1988 Education Reform Act meant that schools had to manage themselves in ways which satisfied the world outside the school gates. Governors become more powerful, parents took on a greater influence and employers were given new rights. This book discusses the total management of schools as they respond to these new imperatives. It examines the responsibilities of Teachers, Head Teachers and Principals as they shape and execute their management plans. Against the background of a compulsory National Curriculum, the book also examines the management of the diverse pressures within the curriculum itself.

Table of Contents


1. Education, its manager and the public
2. Managers of development and change: the shift from expecting to requiring
3. Training
4. Corporate management
5. Marshalling attitudes
6. Managing connections within education
7. Lessons from the past
8. Managing the new
9. New training for new management
10. Responding to alternatives
11. New demands on management
12. New responses from management
13. Responsibility and self-justification

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Joselyn Owen managed, directed and administered education authorities, national reform bodies and aspects of each phase of education. For 17 years he was Chief Education Officer for Devon and chairman of national executives and advisory bodies. On his retirement he became Visiting Professor at Polytechnic South West and Chairman of Governors of Dartington College of the Arts.