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The Management of Educational Institutions

Theory, Research and Consultancy, 1st Edition

Edited by H. L. Gray


300 pages

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Originally published in 1982. This book is a collection of specially commissioned papers by writers who are closely involved in education management as practitioners, researchers and trainers. It provides readers with an insight to some of the major theoretical considerations in managing educational institutions. It offers some guidelines for rethinking the nature of education management and the development of an appropriate rationale and philosophy. Readers will obtain a knowledge of humanistic approaches to education management and gain an understanding of how the complex organizations called schools and colleges etc. can be sensitively managed. Industrial perspectives are more sensitive to the needs of education than is often thought - frequently more insightful and concerned than those of theorists who have only educational experience.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction 1. The Management of Education in its Social Setting L.E. Watson 2. A Perspective on Organization Theory H.L. Gray 3. The Performers: Higher Education as Theatre I.L. Mangham 4. Mysticism, Management and Marx R.I. Simon 5. The Nature of Managerial Activities in Education P.C. Webb and G. Lyons 6. The Emergence of the Politics of Education as a Field of Study D.H. Layton 7. What Business Management Can Teach Schools C. Brooklyn Derr and T. J. DeLong 8. Organization Development for the 1980s R.A. Schmuck 9. Training Internal Change Agents for Schools M.M. Milstein 10. Consulting with Education Systems is about the Facilitation of Coordinated Effort W. Mulford 11. Management Development for Headteachers H. Heller 12. Research into Educational Innovation M. Fullan 13. Problems of Institutional Management in a Period of Contraction Tom Bone

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education Management

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.

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