ERIC Number: ED343272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
School-Site Management Applied.
Bailey, William J.
Incorporating school-site management into the nation's educational systems will demand wholesale changes involving the very structure and organization of schools. Aimed at practitioners desiring to implement school-based management (SBM), this book is organized into chapters designed to enhance the sequential phases of application. Chapter 1 discusses the rationale behind decentralization, based on past lessons gained from educational innovation, school effectiveness studies, national commission reports, and the public school choice movement. Chapter 2 describes the advantages of local control and presents management techniques to implement and enforce decentralization. Chapter 3 covers planning and role change issues involved with implementing a system of schools to replace the outdated education bureaucracy. Chapter 4 tells how to develop a clan-like climate among staff members for building a winning team; while chapter 5 is directed at specific techniques to empower teachers and provide for collegial controls. Chapter 6 explains how to integrate accountability into a decentralized governance systems and chapter 7 presents questions most frequently asked of those supporting school-based management. The answers provided are designed to help administrators and change agents apply decentralization and assure those harboring doubts about SBM's effectiveness. A bibliography of several pages is included. (MLH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Principles, Change Strategies, Collegiality, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Teamwork
Technomic Publishing Company, Inc., 851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Empowerment; Professionalism