ERIC Number: ED371464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring School Management: Administrative Reorganisation of Public School Governance in Australia.
Harman, Grant, Ed.; And Others
This book provides an account of the major administrative restructuring and organization that has occurred in Australian public school systems over the past decade. Section 1 provides a discussion of the Australian restructuring efforts in an international context. Chapters in this section include the following: (1) "The Restructuring of Schools and School Systems: A Comparative Perspective" (Hedley Beare); and (2) "Policy Origins and Policy Games: Site-Based Management in the United States and the United Kingdom" (Frederick M. Wirt). Section 2 focuses on the Australian context of restructuring and contains the following: (3) "Re-structuring in Australia: A Personal View" (Phillip Hughes); and (4) "Restructuring Education in Australia" (George F. Berkeley). The third section provides eight case studies that detail the restructuring efforts of the last decade. Chapters include: (5) "Educational Restructuring in the ACT Government School System" (Geoffrey Burkhardt and Milton March); (6) "Walking on Water: Restructuring Queensland's Education System" (Ian Matheson); (7) "Restructuring in New South Wales" (D. A. Swan and R. B. Winder); (8) "Ideals to Action: Corporate Management within the Northern Territory Education Department" (Kerry Moir); (9) "Changes in Public Administration of Education: South Australia" (Bryce Saint); (10) "Restructuring Education in Tasmania: A Turbulent End to a Decade of Tranquility" (Brian J. Caldwell); (11) "Betwixt and Between Change: A Victorian Game" (Phillip Creed); and (12) "Reversing the Policy Process in WA: From Top Down to Bottom Up" (Peter Wilson and Don Smart). The final section draws implications and conclusions in the following chapters: (13) "Restructuring, Corporatism and Competition: Implications for Graduate Programs for Administrators" (A. Ross Thomas); and (14) "Conclusions: Where Restructuring Has Taken Us, and Where It Is Leading" (Grant Harman, Hedley Beare, and George F. Berkeley). References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Curtin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia