The constantly changing education landscape demands educators who will deliver learners to a South African society worthy of the highest ideals, learners who will, as adults, fulfil their life roles as citizens and as productive, well-adjusted human beings. By acquiring the necessary management and leadership knowledge and skills, educators will be able to realise the ideal of building an education system that focuses on excellence, a system that is accessible to all and promotes the development of those entrusted to them. An educator’s guide to school management-leadership skills focuses on bringing education manager-leaders practical and school-based directives so that they can deliver quality education to our nation’s learners.
An educator’s guide to school management-leadership skills takes a holistic and integrated approach, set against the backdrop of international successes such as Finland’s road to education transformation according to the PISA tests. It focuses on the following:
• Developing excellence in schools
• Management-leadership tasks in complex school environments
• Managing and leading human resources
• Managing and leading financial, administrative and ICT matters in education
An educator’s guide to school management-leadership skills is aimed at students and practitioners in the field of education.
Section A Developing excellence in schools: management-leadership discourses in education
Chapter 1 An international perspective on management-leadership towards education change: case Finland
Chapter 2 Education management-leadership: a historical and future-orientated perspective
Chapter 3 Managing and leading organisational change in schools
Chapter 4 Manage and lead the organisational climate and culture of schools
Chapter 5 Management-leadership for social justice and care in a diverse world
Section B Management-leadership tasks in complex school environments
Chapter 6 Education management-leadership tasks in schools
Chapter 7 Visualising and planning skills as management-leadership tasks
Chapter 8 Organising as a management-leadership task
Chapter 9 Leading and directing people as management-leadership tasks
Chapter 10 Control and accountability as management-leadership tasks
SECTION C Managing and leading human resources: Staff, learners and community relationships
Chapter 11 Human resource management and development: ensuring an effective staff
Chapter 12 Establishing harmonious relationships in a school
Chapter 13 Coping with organisational stress
Chapter 14 Management-leadership for diversity in education: employment equity, fairness and non-discrimination
Chapter 15 Managing and leading the pedagogic-instructional programme
Chapter 16 Managing and leading learner behaviour
Chapter 17 Management-leadership of school-community relationships
Section D Managing and leading financial, administrative and ICT matters in education
Chapter 18 Efficient financial management-leadership in schools
Chapter 19 Getting administrative matters right: administrative and support staff
Chapter 20 Managing and leading ICT integration in schools
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