ERIC Number: ED336845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Management and Student Performance. ERIC Digest, Number 62.
The impact of school-based management (SBM) on student performance is examined in this digest. The first part describes school-based management and its potential for improving student performance. A review of research concludes that, overall, school-based management has not contributed to consistent or stable improvements in student performance. Reasons for SBM's insignificant impact are attributed to piecemeal implementation, neglect of classroom instruction and curriculum, and lack of teacher authority. A conclusion is that halfway measures do not result in substantially improved student achievement; true school-based management involves radical restructuring that shifts power and accountability from the central office to the school. (13 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Participative Decision Making, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Student Improvement
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.