ERIC Number: ED344327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Advancing Education: School Leadership in Action. To Mark the Twentieth Anniversary in 1990 of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (CCEA).
Walker, William, Ed.; And Others
Aimed primarily at practitioners, this book's main objectives are to illuminate significant educational administration issues, sensitize readers to rapid and inevitable changes in the field, guide well-informed administrative action, review emerging developments, and demonstrate the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration's leadership as a professional association. Section 1 briefly describes changes in the concept of the Commonwealth, highlights the Commonwealth Secretariat's role, and describes the development of the CCEA as an international leader in educational change. Section 2 analyzes key issues such as centralization and decentralization, autonomy and accountability, effective schooling, teacher professionalization, and equity and diversity in multicultural studies. Section 3 describes and analyzes the roles played by the principal/head teacher and the superintendent/education officer. The final section identifies some significant resources to illuminate, support, and expand the administrative process. Attention is focused on administrator education and training, the relevance of new perspectives for improved practice, and the CCEA's role in future development. Each chapter is accompanied by extensive references. An index and notes on contributors are included. (MLH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Principles, Cultural Differences, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, School Effectiveness
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007-1578 (paperback-ISBN-1-85000-925-2; hardcover--ISBN-1-85000-924-4).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration, Armidale (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; Commonwealth Council for Educ Administration; Professionalism; United Kingdom