ERIC Number: ED344332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
School-Based Management: Theory and Practice.
George, Patricia, Ed.; Potter, Eugenia Cooper, Ed.
School-based management (SBM), sometimes called site-based management, is fast becoming the hottest restructuring item in the arsenal of reformers, teachers' unions, governors, and legislators who want to change the traditional ways in which schools and school districts do business. This document comprises three main sections with contributions from 12 authors. The first section is entitled "Theory of School-Based Management" and covers what the research says, practical strategies for school administrators, the power of school-based leadership, implementation of SBM, and a checklist of things to consider. The second part is entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of School-Based Management." Topics include creating a vision and mission statement, synergistic curriculum design, site-based strategic planning, and site-based communications. The final part is entitled "Theory into Practice." Action plans, instructional leadership teams, the principal as leader, delegation, assistant principals' responsibility, identification of variables that affect schools, strategies for faculty involvement, and decentralized school-site budgeting are the topics covered. References are appended to each part. (RR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, School Based Management, School District Autonomy, School Organization, School Restructuring, Theory Practice Relationship
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.