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Educational Management
Redefining Theory, Policy and Practice

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March 2001 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`Researchers interested in various aspects of college leadership and management will find this book a convenient and scholarly introduction to related research in the school sector' - Further Education Development Agency, College Research Journal

`Educational management has become an important academic subject. The contributors to this volume have gauaranteed its survival as such by undertaking this review in order that they and others working in the field may take account of a range of agendas and initiatives. The outcome must be a fresh stance and a new sense of direction to enable a study of educational managment to meet the needs of teachers and their schools in the new millennium' - Educational Research

Educational Management brings together important original contributions from leading thinkers in the field. Edited by some of the key figures in educational management today, chapters examine the following key areas: Has self-management achieved the success predicted for it?; What should be the nature of professional development for educational leaders?; to what extent can education benefit by drawing from practice in business and industry?; can theory inform management practice in education?; how can research contribute to educational improvement?; how can leaders help improve classroom practice?

Educational Management is one of the major outcomes of the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series which aimed to redefine educational management in the light of the many developments in policy, practice, theory and research since the subject became established in the 1970s.


Tony Bush et al
Preface
Tony Bush
Introduction
Setting the Scene

 
Ron Glatter
PART ONE: SCHOOLS AND SELF-MANAGEMENT
Rosalind Levacic et al
Modern Headship for the Rationally Managed School
Combining Cerebral and Insightful Approaches

 
Peter Karstanje
Decentralization and Deregulation in Europe
Towards a Conceptual Framework

 
Geoff Southworth
Continuities and Changes in Primary Headship
Les Bell
Primary Schools and the Nature of the Education Market Place
Ray Bolam
PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Peter Ribbins
Understanding Leadership
Developing Headteachers

 
Dick Weindling
Stages of Headship
Agnes McMahon
Promoting Continuing Professional Development for Teachers
An Achievable Target for School Leaders?

 
Michael Eraut
Headteachers' Knowledge, Practice and Mode of Cognition
Peter Ribbins
PART THREE: THEORY DEVELOPMENT
Mike Wallace
Combining Cultural and Political Perspectives
The Best of Both Conceptual Worlds?

 
Chris James
Institutional Transformation and Educational Management
Valerie Hall
Gender and Education Management
Duel or Dialogue?

 
Janet Ouston
School Effectiveness and School Improvement
Critique of a Movement

 
Philip Hallinger and Ronald Heck
Can Leadership Enhance School Effectiveness?
Les Bell
PART FOUR: RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Ray Bolam
Educational Administration, Leadership and Management
Towards a Research Agenda

 
Mike Wallace and Dick Weindling
Overview of a Group of Research Projects with Relevance to School Management
Philippa Cordingley
Pedagogy, Educational Management and the TTA Research Agenda
Helen Gunter
Researching and Constructing Histories of the Field of Educational Management

`It is rich in coverage and in depth. The language is comprehensible to educators, managers and researchers.... Overall, it is a good piece, a preferred addition for libraries. The editors deserve full acknowledgement for the effort put in to give shape to the volume' - Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

`Educational management has become an important academic subject. The contributors to this volume have gauaranteed its survival as such by undertaking this review in order that they and others working in the field may take account of a range of agendas and initiatives. The outcome must be a fresh stance and a new sense of direction to enable a study of educational managment to meet the needs of teachers and their schools in the new millennium' - Educational Research

`Researchers interested in various aspects of college leadership and management will find this book a convenient and scholarly introduction to related to research in the school sector' - Further Education Development Agency, College Research Journal


Excellent. Informative and well written. An easy read on a complex topic.

Lynette Morris
Internal Quality Assurance, Chiltern Training Group
June 14, 2013

Whilst the book is very informative, it did not meet the requirements of the programme in enough accuracy.

Mr Graeme Athey
Special Education , Wiltshire College
September 6, 2012

A good addition for the library to provide introductory background reading for the management option, although published 1999.

Mrs Helen Handyside
Teacher Education, CB Learning and Assessment Ltd
September 6, 2012

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