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ERIC Number: ED374513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 17
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School-Based Planning: Are UK Schools Grasping the Strategic Initiative?
Giles, Corrie
England and Wales introduced a site-based management system in 1988, which delegated the responsibility for strategic planning from school boards to individual schools. This paper describes the kinds of planning approaches used by schools in this new context. Data were obtained from a survey of 106 teachers enrolled in a graduate-level education management and administration course. The teachers represented 15 different school boards. Findings indicate that approximately one-half of the schools: (1) utilized an ad hoc planning approach; (2) failed to consciously link the school's strategic-planning objectives with resource allocation; and (3) lacked a systemic process for evaluating progress toward policy implementation. In about two-thirds of the schools, action plans were incomplete. If schools are to grasp the strategic initiative offered by further decentralization, the central government should conduct a thorough review of the probable systemwide impact of the English government's increasingly "laissez faire" attitudes toward site-based planning. Contains 22 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)