ERIC Number: ED352707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Power to the Schools: School Leader's Guidebook to Restructuring. Successful Schools: Guidebooks to Effective Educational Leadership. Volume 8.
Bailey, William J.
This guidebook is designed to help educational leaders in the transformation necessary to restructure and empower schools. Chapter 1 outlines major structural problems of the current educational system. Chapter 2 explains specific management techniques for restructuring a school system, from the level of the school building to the level of the central office. School-based management is introduced. Procedures for empowering faculty, particularly through the deployment of work teams, are described in the third chapter. Steps to increase professionalism in any school staff are discussed in chapter 4. The fifth chapter offers suggestions for improving student learning in a decentralized system with a focus on increasing instructional time. Chapter 6 reviews research regarding the principles of change as a management behavior, describes change strategies, and presents a change process timeline. The final chapter addresses the problems of accountability encountered during and after restructuring, and presents administrative options. Seven tables and 10 figures are included. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decentralization, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders Guides, Management Development, Organizational Change, Professional Development, School Based Management, School Restructuring
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (Stock No. D2031-6017-4; $16 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
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