ERIC Number: EJ924523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Reforms in Philippine Basic Education Viewed from Key Elements of Successful School-Based Management (SBM) Schools
de Guzman, Allan B.
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v5 n1 p55-71 Apr 2006
While it is true that SBM shapes and charts the direction of school operations, it is interesting to discuss how a developing country like the Philippines is influenced by this reform strategy as a structural and procedural framework in managing its system of education, particularly, its basic education sector which through the years has been criticized for its alarming state as shown by its performance indicators rates. This paper purports to provide a panorama on how school-based management as a restructuring framework is viewed and interpreted by the basic education sector which constitutes the largest portion of the country's educational system. Specifically, the eight key elements of successful SBM schools, namely: (1) an active vision; (2) meaningful decision-making authority; (3) distribution of power; (4) development and use of knowledge and skills; (5) collecting and communicating information; (6) rewards for progress; (7) shared leadership; and (8) cultivating resources, were used to serve the purpose of this discourse.
Descriptors: School Based Management, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Rewards, Educational Administration, Decision Making, Power Structure, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines