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School-Based Management and School Effectiveness : Educational Management - Clive Dimmock

School-Based Management and School Effectiveness

Educational Management

By: Clive Dimmock (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415083133
Number Of Pages: 264

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The topic of school effectiveness has attracted international interest as school systems worldwide have become subject to wide-ranging reform programs. This book links together, for the first time, the work of school effectiveness researchers with studies of school-based management in order to develop understanding of the relationships and connections between them.
New writing from a range of internationally respected experts--from Australia, Canada, the United States and Britain--describe and analyze how effective principals and teachers perceive educational change; how a sense of values, vision and school culture can improve leadership; and ways in which delegating financial management to schools may improve the quality of teaching, learning and the curriculum. Finally, suggestions are offered on future directions for educational administration, school effectiveness and school improvement as fields of study and research.
Contributors: Ray Bolam, Brian Caldwell, Glenda Campbell-Evans, Judith Chapman, Peter Cuttance, Clive Dimmock, Shirley Hord, Brian Knight, Ken Leithwood, Joe Murphy, David Reynolds,

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Contributors
Preface
Foreword
School-based management and linkage with the curriculump. 1
Conceptualizing school restructuring: principals' and teachers' perceptionsp. 22
The consequences for school improvement of differences in principals' problem-solving processesp. 41
Restructuring schools: lessons from school leadersp. 65
A values perspective on school-based managementp. 92
Delegated financial management and school effectivenessp. 114
School development and review in an Australian state education systemp. 142
The changing role of the school principal: a review of developments in Australia and New Zealandp. 165
Linking school effectiveness knowledge and school improvement practicep. 185
Leadership, school-based decision making and school effectivenessp. 201
School-based management, school improvement and school effectiveness: overview and implicationsp. 219
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415083133
ISBN-10: 0415083133
Series: Educational Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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