Educational Leadership and Change: An International Perspective

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The papers selected cover the shifting role of school leaders and their preparation; the latest trend in management of devolving administrative responsibilities to schools; and the cultural dimension of educational administration. Drawing on experiences from different parts of the world, this volume explores the above issues and reflects the differences in practice.

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Overview

The papers selected cover the shifting role of school leaders and their preparation; the latest trend in management of devolving administrative responsibilities to schools; and the cultural dimension of educational administration. Drawing on experiences from different parts of the world, this volume explores the above issues and reflects the differences in practice.

Hong Kong University Press

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  • ISBN-13: 9789622093874
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 8/8/1995
  • Pages: 290

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Evolution of Change and the New Work of the Educational Leader 15
2 School-Based Management: Will it Fly? 29
3 The Self-Managing School: A Matter of Being and of Becoming 43
4 Thinking About School Restructuring: A Case and Some Observations From Research in Progress 59
5 Management of Educational Innovations: The 'Six-A' Process Model 69
6 The Neglected Dimension: Cultural Comparison in Educational Administration 87
7 School-Community Relations: The Principal's Role 105
8 Roles and Functioning of Boards of Governors of Provincial High Schools in Papua New Guinea 115
9 Challenges of the Future to School-Based Management - The Indian Context 131
10 School Management Initiative in Hong Kong: The Devolution of Power to Schools, Real or Rhetoric? 141
11 Parental Choice and School Decision Making: Operating in a Market-like Environment 155
12 Educative School Executive Teams and the Productivity of Schools: An Applied Research Project Proposal 173
13 Three Possibilities for Progress in Educational Administration: Reform, Techno-Science Rationality, Research 187
14 The Teaching Professional in an Uncertain World 201
15 Professional Leadership and Quality Education 213
16 A Professional Council for Teachers 225
17 School Principals - Entrepreneurial Professionals 233
18 Training of Educational Administrators in China 247
19 The Professional Training and Development of Educational Managers in the Republic of South Africa 255
20 Some Theoretical and Practical Implications of an Assessment and Development Centre for Headteachers 269
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