ERIC Number: ED392125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
School Based Management: Detailed Guide for Successful Implementation.
Neal, Richard G.
This book presents guidelines for implementing school-based management practices. Chapter 1 describes the growing interest in and rationale for school-based management (SBM). The second chapter discusses essential characteristics of good schools, and the third chapter describes 13 elements necessary for effective SBM. Pros and cons of SBM are discussed in chapter 4. Chapters 5 and 6 examine necessary organizational elements and participants' roles and responsibilities. Chapter 7 offers suggestions for initiating the process, and chapter 8 offers guidelines for developing the school-site committee and identifying its role. The ninth chapter discusses how to develop the school plan and the school budget. Chapter 10 deals with two main questions: (1) How much of the school system budget will be set aside for the schools? and (2) How will funds be allocated to the schools? Several sample budgets are included. Guidelines for beginning a pilot SBM program are provided in the 11th chapter. Ways in which the effects of SBM on student learning and employees can be evaluated are described in chapter 12. Chapter 13 lists common mistakes to avoid. The final chapter contains a list of dos and don'ts. The appendix contains a sample survey for determining the extent to which SBM is practiced in a school system. (Contains 95 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Budgeting, Budgets, Decentralization, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Organizational Effectiveness, School Based Management, School Organization, School Restructuring
National Educational Service, 1610 W. Third Street, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($21.95 plus $1.50 shipping unless payment is included with order).
Publication Type: Books; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Educational Service, Bloomington, IN.