ERIC Number: ED352706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Making Schools Work: Practical Management of Support Operations. Successful Schools: Guidebooks to Effective Educational Leadership. Volume 7.
Poston, William K., Jr.; And Others
This book is designed to help the school administrator optimize support services for a successful school. Chapter 1 describes how to foster school quality through community and staff involvement. Chapter 2 shows how to schedule and configure the school for achievement, particularly for meeting the diverse needs of diverse students. The third chapter discusses how to operate successful ancillary services, including food service, transportation, risk management, office administration, and enterprise operations. How to select effective instructional materials is the topic of chapter 4, which suggests planning cycles, outlines selection criteria, defines task responsibilities, and describes evaluation techniques. Chapter 5 provides information on how to ensure a safe and orderly school environment. The sixth chapter offers suggestions for planning, improving, and maintaining school facilities, with a focus on improving facility plans, resources, and requirements for quality instruction. Ways to broaden computer technology functions for quality schools are discussed in chapter 7. The final chapter addresses school-based budgeting and illustrates how to manage resources for productivity. Sixteen tables and 34 figures are included. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Community Support, Delivery Systems, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, School Administration, School Effectiveness, School Supervision, School Support, Services
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (Stock No. D2031-6016-6; $19 prepaid plus $2 handling charge). Available also as part of a 10-volume set (Stock No. D2031-6031-X; $99).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For volumes 1-6, see ED 351 802-807. For volumes 8-10, see EA 024 507-509.