ERIC Number: ED367062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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School-Based Management Development: Partnership in Action.
The publication in 1990 of the School Management Task Force Report "Developing School Management--The Way Forward" was a milestone for challenging Local Education Authorities (LEA) and providers in higher education. The report stressed school-based and school-focused institutional and individual development. Changes resulting from the report's recommendations in allocation of resources for continuous professional development have facilitated a successful management development partnership between a West Midlands Comprehensive School and one of the New Universities. This paper explores the school-based and school-focused "Postgraduate Training School" involving 15 middle and senior managers. A change in government resource allocation provided schools with substantially more money for continuous professional development. In a review of the first year of a development program for middle and senior managers at Darlaston Community School in the West Midlands, all participants in the program judged it very positive and many wished to continue their training. The program improved management skills, confidence, and attitudes toward management. The concept of "Postgraduate Training Schools" has been established as a means for providing cost-effective continuing professional development for teachers. (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: England (West Midlands)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the British Management and Administration Society (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, September 1993).