ERIC Number: ED300905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Management. A Strategy for Better Learning.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This pamphlet summarizes the recommendations of a task force of educational administrators who have experience in school-based management, a process of decentralization of authority based on the beliefs that those most closely affected by decisions ought to play a significant role in making those decisions, and that educational reform efforts will be most effective and long-lasting when carried out by people who feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for the process. Topics covered in the pamphlet are arranged as responses to the following queries: (1) just what school based management is; (2) why schools are turning to this new management process; (3) how school-based management relates to "teacher empowerment"; (4) how it affects decision-making; (5) how to implement school-based management; and (6) what obstacles districts might face. (TE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Autonomy, Organizational Change, Participative Decision Making, Principals, School Based Management, School Organization, Teaching (Occupation)
NAESP Ed Products Center, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. SBM-1; $1.75; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.