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
Volume 3: Educational Leadership
Leadership and Headteachers
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)
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.