ERIC Number: ED346585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Rethinking School-Based Management Policy and Research. Working Paper Number 11.
Wohlstetter, Priscilla; Odden, Allan
Existing literature on school-based management (SBM) policy and research is reviewed in this paper, which also highlights several themes related to both why school-based management does not work and how it can be designed to be more effective. The literature review suggests that past studies have tended to be general and descriptive in focus, which necessitates rethinking the policies and research associated with SBM. New directions for future SBM policy and research are proposed: viewing SBM in a more comprehensive framework that includes decentralizing power, knowledge, information, and rewards; combining the governance mechanism of SBM with curriculum and instruction reforms to improve productivity; investigating how SBM can create a new organizational structure; and developing supportive district and school leadership. Recommendations are made for the sequential adoption of reforms that are centered at the school site, within a variable time table. (58 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Center for Research in Education Finance.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Finance Association (New Orleans, LA, March 1992).