ERIC Number: ED488689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 139
Effective School Management. Fourth Edition
Everard, K.B.; Morris, Geoffrey; Wilson, Ian
Paul Chapman Publishing
The main purpose of this book is to help teachers with senior management responsibilities, and the schools and colleges that they work in, to become more effective. It is a book by practitioners for practitioners. They authors believe their book is unique, because there are so few people who have had enough management responsibility and training experience both in school and in industry to bridge the cultural and terminological gap fully. It is their contention that those who do not believe that schools can learn from industry base their case on false premises and lack of first-hand knowledge of industrial management. They have a concept of industrial organizations and managers which are scarcely recognized as real-or, if real, as effective. Therefore heads and senior staff in schools and colleges can learn to manage better by studying what their counterparts do in successful firms and schools and across national boundaries such as the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. Such learning takes time. People think nothing of investing four to six years in the training of a doctor, lawyer, chemist or vet, but how many managers get even as many weeks' training? Yet management can be just as complex and demanding as these other professions. Industry has had to be discriminating in the same way, for many of the new ideas about organization and management stem from institutions of higher education. Some work and some do not. This book is about those that work, and it warns the reader of some of the traps for the unwary. The book is organized into the following 18 chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Manager as a Leader"; (3) "Motivating People"; (4) "Taking and Implementing Decisions"; (5) "Managing Meeting"; (6) "Recruiting, Employing, Appraising, Developing and Dismissing Staff"; (7) "Managing Conflict"; (8) "Managing Yourself"; (9) "Organizations"; (10) "Teams"; (11) "Managing and Adapting the Curriculum"; (12) "Managing Quality, Risk, Health and Safety"; (13) "Managing Resources"; (14) "Managing the Environment"; (15) "Change Described"; (16) "Antecedents of Successful Change"; (17) "A Systematic Approach to Change"; and (18) "Transition Management". The following are also included: (1) Glossary; (2) Useful Websites; (3) References; (4) Further Reading; and (5) Index of Subjects.
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrator Effectiveness, Leadership, Decision Making, Risk Management, School Safety, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Motivation Techniques, Teacher Motivation, Professional Development, Administrator Role
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