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ERIC Number: ED478738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 25
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Rethinking Strategy and Strategic Leadership in Schools: Developing the Strategically Focused School.
Davies, Brent
The central need in education is to recognize that many of the gains in pupil achievement, as measured in test scores, may not be sustainable if educators continue to be fixated on short-term outcomes and plans. This paper addresses the key concerns of how educators sustain and develop schools through the deployment of effective planning strategies. It establishes a model for researching the characteristics of the strategically focused school and presents a conceptual framework to examine how school leaders can move away from a planning framework that emphasize only short-term target-setting and to an effective strategic approach. It examines early evidence from research on what dimensions are critical in establishing a strategically focused school within a medium-term time frame. It concludes by outlining possible characteristic of strategically focused schools. The paper is the first part of a research project in the United Kingdom focusing on strategy and strategic leadership in schools. While indicators from the research will be used to illuminate the framework of the conceptual model, the full results will be the subject of later papers. (Contains 34 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)