ERIC Number: ED472819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Strategic Management for School Development: Leading Your School's Improvement Strategy.
This practical book introduces strategic management for leaders and senior managers in schools and shows how it can contribute to school development. Following the introductory chapter, chapter 2 discusses the concept of strategy and the conceptual stages of developing strategy--analysis, choice, and implementation. Chapter 3 examines the relationship between leadership and strategy. Chapter 4 gives major consideration to the ways school staff members can work together and the differences between consultation and participation. Chapter 5 examines school improvement and the issues of how to determine what to improve and how to go about improvement. Chapter 6 brings together the three conceptual stages of strategic management and the three operational stages in a strategic planning model for schools. Chapters 7 to 9 consider, in turn, the processes of strategic analysis, strategic vision and choice, and strategic implementation and monitoring. A brief concluding chapter invites schools to begin to plan more strategically, starting with suggesting realistic expectations of the outcome from a first strategic plan. A large number of activities are included, designed to facilitate staff discussion of strategic analysis and strategic choice, plus a list of sources for further reading. (Contains 51 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Long Range Planning, Models, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, School Based Management, Strategic Planning
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-6527-0, $28; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-6526-2, $65). Tel: 805-499-9774; Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-499-0871; Fax: 800-583-2665 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)