ERIC Number: ED420095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Turning the Tables on Teacher Management. Quality in Basic Education: Better Educational Management.
Halliday, Ian G.
To aid the effort to shift management decisions to the classroom level, suggestions for realigning management structures where the classroom is the first consideration are offered. The text is intended for senior administrators, "educationalists" teachers, and headteachers (principals). It has two main purposes: to act as a reference book and as a training manual. The manual suggests that in order for decisions to come from schools, teachers must be actively involved in management initiatives, and that an adequate management structure must exist at the school level to support this process. As one proceeds up the educational management ladder, decision-making should be less concerned with day-to-day practical issues and more with establishing, monitoring, and evaluating policy, practices, and procedures. The manual contains the following sections: (1) "Principles of Teacher Management"; (2) "Local Control of the Education Service"; (3) "The Role of the District Education Officer"; (4) "The Role of the Center"; and (5) "Other Matters of Consequence." (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Management Systems, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring
Commonwealth Secretariat, Education Department, Human Resources, Department Division, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, England, United Kingdom SW1Y 5HX.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).