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

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Mohrman and Wohlstetter have written the most important volume on school-based management to date... a significant contribution to the school reform literature.

• Joseph Murphy, professor and chair, department of educational leadership, Vanderbilt University

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''Mohrman and Wohlstetter have written the most important volume on school-based management to date... a significant contribution to the school reform literature.'' —Joseph Murphy, professor and chair, department of educational leadership, Vanderbilt University
Examines school-based management (SBM) strategies using an approach based on the "high involvement" model, for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers. Addresses subjects such as high-involvement management in the private sector, models of high-performance schools, the role of teachers in school reform, and new directions for school- based management. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

SUSAN ALBERS MOHRMAN is Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Southern California. PRISCILLA WOHLSTETTER is associate professor of politics and policy in the School of Education at the University of Southern California. She also serves as a senior research fellow with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and directs CPRE's Study of School-Based Management, upon which this book is based.

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Table of Contents

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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