ERIC Number: ED312746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Management. The Best of ERIC on Educational Management, Number 97.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
The first 3 of the 11 publications reviewed in this annotated bibliography discuss both the benefits of school-based management (SBM) to educational quality and the appropriate degree of school district involvement in developing educational objectives, providing training for school management teams, and monitoring school-site leadership. Subsequent reports include: a study of the impact of SBM on accountability, flexibility, and efficiency; a review of four elements that are necessary for the school to become the primary decisionmaking unit; and a report that advocates evaluation of both the benefits and the potential problems of SBM before implementation. The remaining documents suggest that the district office should facilitate rather than dictate SBM, discuss the composition of SBM decisionmaking councils, encourage central office aid in decentralization by briefly and generally stating policy, explore the possibility of the school as the focal point for all endeavors without possessing complete authority, and investigate the SBM budgeting development and success. (KM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Budgeting, Decentralization, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, School Administration, School Based Management, School Supervision
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 prepaid postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.