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Routledge Library Editions: Education Management


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Reissuing works originally published between 1975 and 1997, this collection includes books covering all aspect of managing schools, from primary to further education. With an international selection of authors, some volumes present case studies while others address wider areas of concern in the management of educational institutions. Individual volumes concern special schools and specific types such as the grant-maintained system in the UK. Topics cross over from finance to staff development to politics and governance to innovation. This is an excellent varied set for any education management bookself.

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Management in Further Education: Theory and Practice

Management in Further Education: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Harriet Harper
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1997. This book provides people moving into management roles in Further Education with an understanding of management theory applied specifically to Further Education colleges. Good management skills have been identified by the inspectorate as crucial to the future of this...

Markets, Managers and Theory in Education

Markets, Managers and Theory in Education

1st Edition

John Halliday
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1990. This book is concerned with the logic of the relationship between educational theory and practice. It is a fundamental examination of three ideas: Vocationalism - the idea that the central purpose of education is to prepare people for work. Managerialism - the idea...

Educational Finance and Resources

Educational Finance and Resources

1st Edition

W. F. Dennison
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1984. The financial decision-making system is an extremely complicated one; it handles large sums of money but very often teachers feel that little of it filters through to their end of the system. This book explains, analyses and criticises the complexities of the financial...

The Management of Educational Institutions: Theory, Research and Consultancy

The Management of Educational Institutions: Theory, Research and Consultancy

1st Edition

H. L. Gray
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1982. This book is a collection of specially commissioned papers by writers who are closely involved in education management as practitioners, researchers and trainers. It provides readers with an insight to some of the major theoretical considerations in managing...

Challenges in Educational Management: Principles into Practice

Challenges in Educational Management: Principles into Practice

1st Edition

W. F. Dennison, Ken Shenton
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1986. Hitherto, most educational managers, including head teachers and senior staff in schools, have been expected to carry out their management tasks without any formal training. Recent initiatives, however, are changing this and all educational managers are now being...

Staff Development in the Secondary School: Management Perspectives

Staff Development in the Secondary School: Management Perspectives

1st Edition

Chris Day, Roger Moore
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1986. Those involved in management in schools are being urged to develop their management skills and many courses are developed for this purpose. At the same time many new issues have arisen which require attention from managers in schools. These include: staff appraisal,...

Opting for Self-management: The Early Experience of Grant-maintained Schools

Opting for Self-management: The Early Experience of Grant-maintained Schools

1st Edition

Brent Davies, Lesley Anderson
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1991. This book examines the early experiences of the first grant-maintained Schools and considers the challenges facing the self-managing school in the 1990s. The book looks at the context of the change of status, what it means to be grant-maintained, and reviews the types...

Business Planning for Special Schools: A Practical Guide

Business Planning for Special Schools: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

Caroline Coles, Richard Field
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1997. This book presents a practical way of addressing business planning in the special school. It provides examples of ways in which the business planning process can be structured, coordinated, and linked to the budget. It offers advice on the most appropriate tools and...

Creating and Managing the Democratic School

Creating and Managing the Democratic School

1st Edition

Judith Chapman, Isak Froumin, David Aspin
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1995. In securing the future of any democracy, it is vital that the education service should provide an effective introduction to citizenship by means of a high quality and empowering curriculum in educational institutions organized and administered according to democratic...

Management Skills in Primary Schools

Management Skills in Primary Schools

1st Edition

Les Bell
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1988. The qualities that identify a good school are high teaching standards and teacher morale, good levels of behaviour, successful pupil performance and a well-balanced provision of extra-curricular activities. Such schools are described as ‘well-run’ but the correlation...

Vision and Values in Managing Education: Successful Leadership Principles and Practice

Vision and Values in Managing Education: Successful Leadership Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Judith Bell, Bernard T. Harrison
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1995. This book argues that, in order to fulfil its task of moving schools and colleges forward to meet the demands of the future, the management of education must be inspired by both value and vision, applied to the actual management of people and resources. Part 1 examines...

Creating an Excellent School: Some New Management Techniques

Creating an Excellent School: Some New Management Techniques

1st Edition

Hedley Beare, Brian J. Caldwell, Ross H. Millikan
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1989. The pursuit of excellence is much discussed with reference to education, but the question remains, ’How can a school become excellent?’ This book demonstrates that excellence depends on good management which, in turn, depends not only on a clear understanding of good...

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