This book explores the connections between school-based management, school effectiveness and school improvement, bringing together studies completed in Australia and New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the USA. It describes and analyses how effective principals and teachers perceive and undertake educational change and school-based management; how a sense of values, vision and school culture can improve leadership; ways in whcih delegating financial management to schools may lead to improved teaching and learning; and the contribution made by school development planning through reviews and evaluation to school improvement. Finally, it suggests future directions for study and research in school effectiveness, school improvement and school-based management.
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Ray Bolam, University of Swansea; Brian Caldwell, University of Melbourne; Judith Chapman, Monash University, Melbourne; Peter Cuttance, Department of Education, South australia; Phillip Hallinger and Joseph Murphy, Vanderbilt University, USA; Keith Leithwood, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Brian Knight, freelance consultant; Cyril Poster, Freelance Consultant, and Shirley Hord...; David Reynolds, University of Wales, Cardiff; Helen Wildy, University of Western Australia.