Making Schools Work / Edition 1

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Overview

This readable book discusses the very practical management skills that school leaders must master.

The authors tackle some of the most important functions school administrators must perform: building staff and community support, upgrading technology, selecting textbooks, keeping schools safe, operating a quality food service programme and applying sound budgeting techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803960169
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Series: School Effectiveness Series , #7
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Learn more about William Poston's PD offerings

William K. Poston Jr. is an Emeritus Professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he served for 17 years. A former math and physics teacher, he accumulated 25 years of experience in educational administration including 15 years as a superintendent in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and in Billings, Montana. His experience includes serving as executive director of the Iowa School Business Management Academy—the licensure program for school business managers in Iowa—for 15 years. He is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. Poston has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Fenwick W English
Fostering School Quality with Community and Staff Involvement
Scheduling and Configuring Schools for Achievement
Providing Sound Ancillary Services for Effective Schools
Selecting Instructional Materials That Work and Avoid Censorship Challenges
Assuring a Safe and Orderly School Environment
Planning, Improving, and Maintaining School Facilities
Broadening Computer Technology Functions for Quality Schools
School-Based Budgeting for Cost Efficiency and Educational Effectiveness
Trouble-Shooting Guide

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