Effective Change in Schools

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"This book analyzes and explains the changes which have been made to bring about improvement and shares the successful improvement practices with other schools within the UK."--BOOK JACKET.
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Overview

"This book analyzes and explains the changes which have been made to bring about improvement and shares the successful improvement practices with other schools within the UK."--BOOK JACKET.
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According to the authors, the "three sharp prongs of the `new public management" are behind the necessity for change management in British schools as they seek to cope with the government's demand for accountability and performance according to market-type mechanisms. James (educational management) and Connolly (research fellow; both are at the U. of Glamorgan in South Wales, UK) outline the results of a local project on educational change in secondary schools in Glamorgan, first providing the theoretical background to managing organizational change then reporting on the strategies employed by the schools in their study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415221917
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: School Leadership Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 The Project, the Schools and the Context
3 Educational Change
4 The Challenge: the schools in the pre-acceleration stage
5 Initiating Change: moving into the acceleration stage
6 Living with Change: the acceleration stage
7 Going Strategic: the post-acceleration stage
8 The Special Role of Leadership
9 The Institutional Transformation Perspective
10 The Process of Educational Transformation
11 Some Lessons from Educational Transformation
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