`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.
Redefining Theory, Policy and Practice
Author: Tony Bush,Les Bell,Ray Bolam,Ron Glatter,Peter M Ribbins
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 Theory School of Effectiveness and School Improvement Financial Management and LSM Further Education Volume 3: Educational Leadership Leadership and Headteachers Learning Leadership Middle Leadership 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)
Major Themes in Education
Author: Harry Tomlinson
This book begins from the perspective that organizational effectiveness will be improved if the individuals within the organization are engaged in developing professionally. It takes the individual as the key resource of any institution and the notion of professional development as the key to the learning of educational managers.
Author: Kydd,MS Lesley Kydd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Written by an academic at the University of Nairobi, this book seeks to widen both the breadth and depth of the body of knowledge about educational management. The theories and practices are presented as an integrated subject and the issues covered are educational management in perspective, development of management, theories of motivation and job satisfaction, leadership, authority and power, discipline, communication, decision making, supervision, financial management, and human resource development.
Theory and Practice
Author: J. A. Okumbe
Publisher: University of Nairobi Press
Category: Business & Economics
Demonstrates the insights and skills needed by leaders in education in an increasingly diverse society. This book integrates theory with practice by presenting a real life scenario in each chapter. It promotes an ethical stance based on values of social justice and equity with a strong focus on cultural diversity.
Developing Insights and Skills
Author: Coleman, Marianne,Glover, Derek
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Fully revised and thoroughly updated, this Second Edition of this classic book brings together many leading international authors on educational leadership, with brand new chapters from leaders in the field – Ken Leithwood, Paul Begley, Allan Walker and Alma Harris. Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights.
Author: Tony Bush,Les Bell,David Middlewood
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This book focuses on management in school administration. It explains that school administrators play a vital role in the success of a school. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that these leaders and future school leaders understand how to be integrative thinkers. It has been proven that integrative thinkers are more effective leaders and effective leaders create successful work environments. Further it elaborates on school-based management which involves the formal change in the structures of school governance that leads to a more democratic administrative approach in which planning and decision making are devolved to the individual school and role of principal where the conceptual notion at work here is that of creating a bridge between the performance field and a practice field. It also emphasizes on superintendent preparation and training school leadership preparation etc.
A Unified Approach of Education
Author: S. L. Sharma
Publisher: Global India Publications
Educational institutions in which administrators, managers and teachers will be working in the late 1990's will be far different from those oftoday. Schools, which until recently were lagging behind in the implementation of information technology (IT) in their administration and management, are now attempting to close the gap. A massive and rapid computerization process in schools, school districts and throughout the other Ievels of the educational system, including universities, has made computers an integral part of the educational management scene. A computer on the desk of every educational management statT might become a reality in the near future. The term "IT" includes three main components: hardware, software - mainly management information systems (MIS)/decision support systems (DSS) and human factors. Presently, successful implementation depends on adequate software and on human factors. MIS/DSSs are being implemented with the aim of providing meaningful support for school employees in their daily activities, and to improve their performance, etfectiveness and efficiency. Much like at universities, usable and accessible school databases are being established, encompassing data on students, teachers, employees, classrooms, grade Ievels, courses, student achievements and behavior, school space, curriculum, finance, inventory, transportation, etc.
Author: Ben-Zion Barta,Y. Gev,Moshe Telem
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Henry Wesley Handy,Khateeb M. Hussain
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.
Author: Ann R J Briggs,Marianne Coleman,Marlene Morrison
Information Technology and Educational Management in the Knowledge Society is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the field of information technology and educational management. Since the mid-1980's, computer assisted educational information systems have been developing in various parts of the world and the knowledge surrounding the development and implementation of these systems has been growing. The papers presented in this volume are the result of an international call for papers addressing the challenges faced by the information technology and education management (ITEM) field in a society where knowledge management is becoming a major issue both in educational and business systems. This state-of-the-art volume presents the proceedings of the 6th International Working Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, held July 2004 in Spain. The collection will be important not only for information technology and education management experts and researchers, but also for all teachers and administrators interested in this growing field.
IFIP TC3 WG3.7, 6th International Working Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management (ITEM) July 11-15, 2004, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Author: Arthur Tatnall,Javier Osorio,Adrie Visscher
This book provides some conceptual frameworks to guide the practice of educational managers. There has been extensive research linking theory to practice in schools and colleges, and these studies are reflected in this book. The author presents a complex body of theory in clear straightforward terms and illustrates the models with examples of management in educational institutions. In making the relevant theory more accessible to practitioners, the author's intention is to promote greater understanding of the concepts underlying effective management practice and to develop the capability of senior and middle managers in schools and colleges.
Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
This book highlights the difficulties that women working as managers and leaders in initial teacher education face. Teacher education is at the forefront of education reforms and yet little is known about the professional lives of those who work within it. Whereas many women are moving into positions of authority in teacher training, some existing women managers are being marginalized within new internally differentiated layers of managerial structures. Yet other female managers, mainly new appointees, seem to endorse the discourses associated with new managerialist practices. Simultaneously some women who manage in teacher training are engaged in a struggle for survival individually and professionally. In the main, men seem to be missing from authority positions and will conclude that, in the current climate, the management of teacher training is ‘no job for a man’.
Managing to Survive in the Education Marketplace?
Author: Barbara Thompson
The changing nature of education and training systems in Japanese firms is reviewed with focus on developments of management education in Japanese universities. Based on a contextual model, this book examines whether the MBA education system in the Japanese business schools is useful for human resource development in Japanese firms and discusses the importance of developments of Japanese-specific methods of management education. New research topics: few studies focussing on Japanese management education Systematic and critical review of the up-to-date literature on management education Empirical evidence: interview data collected both from HR directors/managers and from employees who belongs to an MBA course
Author: Norio Kambayashi,Masaya Morita,Yoko Okabe
This comprehensive book provides up-to-date information examining the breadth and depth of postgraduate general practice education at the outset of the 21st century. It includes many keynote contributions from representatives of the Department of Health, undergraduate medicine and the Royal College of General Practitioners. The journey of general practice is challenging and eventful, from undergraduate education through vocational training and on to the Higher Professional Education (HPE). This book provides guidance for readers to benefit from the changing structures of general practice by sharing knowledge and best practice on eduction and professional development. It is essential reading for all general practitioners involved in training and all members of the primary healthcare team facing change and opportunities within their organisations.
The Future of Educational Management in Primary Care
Author: Tim Swanwick,Neil Jackson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Category: Family medicine
This unique book is for two audiences! Read one way it is for educators; flip it over and read the other way it is for project managers! Project based learning (PBL), a set of engaging and powerful learning methods organized around motivating projects, is one of the most popular ways to bring the skills used by project management into students' educational experience, giving them amazing opportunities to develop the essential 21st century competencies they need. In Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning, authors Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri provide a "two-in-one" guide for educators and project management professionals, demonstrating how the two fields can work together. By teaming up to enrich the experience of students, both educators and project management professionals can continue to develop their own skills and better meet the challenges they face in our ever-changing world.
The Bridge to 21st Century Learning
Author: Walter Ginevri,Bernie Trilling
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Category: Business & Economics
Although a few books are available on the use of computers in the school office, this book is the first one addressing the topic of computer-assisted school information systems (SISs) for an international audience, based on both practical and scientific international collaborative research. This book: analyzes the nature of SISs, their intended benefits and history; presents the development strategies and the characteristics of three SISs that are widely used in various parts of the world; reviews what has been learned from the research over the last decade to inform successful design and implementation of SISs; presents exciting perspectives on the future of SISs from experts, vendors, and users; and reflects on what needs to be done to promote the full utilization of SISs by clerical and managerial school staff through better system design, user support, and continuing research. The book has been written for an international audience of students, researchers, system designers and implementers, practitioners and policy-makers in developing as well as in developed countries. It will also be of benefit to professionals in the field of school administration and school management to help them promote better use of SIS in their own context by learning from the experience of others.
Author: A.J. Visscher,P. Wild,A. Fung
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media