This new edition of an internationally renowned classic book provides a new comprehensive framework of latest perspectives and findings, fills gaps in the ongoing research, policy and practice, and re-engineers a school-based mechanism for understanding and managing school-based development initiatives. The book addresses the burning issues about how school-based management (SBM) and school effectiveness should be related to the new paradigm in education and the third wave of education reforms worldwide.
The book includes four parts and 12 chapters covering (1) School Effectiveness (i.e., multiple school functions, models of effectiveness and pursuit of dynamic effectiveness); (2) SBM (i.e., theories of SBM, multi-level self-management (SM), and its implementation); (3) Leadership for Change (i.e., leadership for SBM, staff development, school-based change, and curriculum change); and (4) Future Developments (i.e., an SBM mechanism for effectiveness and paradigm shift towards the third wave).
The framework and related analysis will benefit the understanding, policy formulation, school practice and research of the key stakeholders including policy makers, educators, change agents, researchers and those concerned in facing the challenges from the ongoing education reforms in different parts of the world.
Table of Contents
PART 1 School effectiveness 1. Multiple school functions 2. Models of school effectiveness 3. Pursuit of dynamic school effectiveness PART 2 School-based mechanism 4. Theory of school-based management 5. Multi-level self-management 6. Implementation of self-management 7. A school-based mechanism for development PART 3 Leadership for change 8. Leadership for school-based management 9. Management of school-based staff development 10. Management of school-based change 11. Management of school-based curriculum change and development PART 4 Future developments 12. Future developments: Towards the third-wave research
Yin Cheong Cheng (EdD, Harvard) is emeritus professor of education and senior research fellow of The Education University of Hong Kong. He was president of the World Educational Research Association and the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association. His research interest includes education reforms, leadership development, paradigm shift, and school management. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai, and Persian languages. His latest publication is "Y.C. Cheng (2019). Paradigm shift in education: Towards the third wave of effectiveness, Routledge".