School-Based Management: Organizing for High Performance / Edition 1

School-Based Management: Organizing for High Performance / Edition 1

by Susan Albers Mohrman, Priscilla Wohlstetter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787900354

ISBN-13: 9780787900359

Pub. Date: 10/14/1994

Publisher: Wiley

This book examines the school-based management strategies that hold the most promise for increasing organizational effectiveness.School-based management (SBM) has gained popularity as a method for local school participants—educators, parents, students, and the community at large—to improve their schools. Yet there is little empirical evidence supporting a

Overview

This book examines the school-based management strategies that hold the most promise for increasing organizational effectiveness.School-based management (SBM) has gained popularity as a method for local school participants—educators, parents, students, and the community at large—to improve their schools. Yet there is little empirical evidence supporting a link between SBM and improved performance. Why have results been so disappointing? Can they be improved—or is the theory itself flawed? This book examines the SBM strategies that hold the most promise for increasing organizational effectiveness. Basing their approach on the pioneering ''high-involvement'' model, the authors reveal the need to go beyond thinking about SBM as a simple transfer of power and to view it as a change in organizational design. Successful SBM depends upon the development of a shared understanding of a new way of operating. The challenge is to redesign an organization that enables educators to engage in the extensive learning required to adopt new approaches to teaching and learning; involves them in the continuous improvement of performance; and promotes the involvement and responsiveness of the school to the diverse needs of the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900359
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/14/1994
Series:
Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 11.02(h) x 2.36(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. Introduction: Improving School Performance(Susan Albers Mohrman, Priscilla Wohlstetter)
Part One: School-Based Management and High Performance
2. High-Involvement Management in the Private Sector(Susan Albers Mohrman)
3. School-Based Management: An Overview(Rodney T. Ogawa, Paula A. White)
4. Models of High Performance Schools(Priscilla Wohlstetter, Roxane Smyer)
5. The Role of Teachers in School Reform(Susan Moore Johnson, Katherine C. Boles)
6. Education by Charter, Priscilla Wohlstetter
7. Establishing the Conditions for High Performance(Priscilla Wohlstetter, Susan Albers Mohrman)
Part Two: Creating High Performance
8. Making the Transition to High-Performance Management(Susan Albers Mohrman)
9. Change in Schools: Lessons from the Literature(David D. Marsh)
10. Understanding and Managing the Change Process(Susan Albers Mohrman, Priscilla Wohlstetter)
11. Conclusion: New Directions for School-Based Management(Priscilla Wohlstetter, Susan Albers Mohrman)

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