Effective school management requires that a school's human, physical and financial resources be managed in an integrated manner towards the ultimate goal of effective teaching and successful learning - an enormous task in today's ever-changing environment. The effective management of a school: towards quality outcomes is about finding coherence between these leadership dimensions in a decentralised school-based management setting.
The effective management of a school: towards quality outcomes takes a strategic view of the key aspects of school management while guiding school managers to discover their own unique identities through advancement, development and enrichment. A team of highly experienced authors from a range of South African higher institutions have contributed their expertise and guidance.
Contents include the following:
- Management, administration and leadership
- Organisational climate and culture of schools
- Sexual harassment and relationships within the school
- Understanding the nature of change and resistance to it
- Dealing constructively with conflict
- Managing stress
- Approaches to decentralisation
Chapter 1 The role, uniqueness and theories of education management
Chapter 2 The school as an organisation
Chapter 3 The organisational climate and culture of schools
Chapter 4 The pertinence of managing change at school
Chapter 5 Dealing constructively with conflict at school
Chapter 6 Coping functionally with school stressors
Chapter 7 Educational leadership in a time of reform
Chapter 8 Decentralisation: a newpolicy framework for school leadership
Chapter 9 Towards a leadership for school-based management
Chapter 10 Planning, organising, controlling and administering at schools
Chapter 11 Motivation and communication
Chapter 12 Learner management
Chapter 13 The role of instructional leadership in effective schools
Chapter 14 Financial management for effective schools
Chapter 15 Parent involvement
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