'This reader is certainly worth a place in any consultant's start-up kit, and offers useful refreshment for all but the most expert' - Education Systems
The articles in this book outline the main principles of reflective practice and consultancy, and relate them to a view of management as concerned with a constant process of reviewing and improving practice. The book explores a number of research strategies including case studies, surveys and action research, and provides a wide range of techniques for planning, data collection, data analysis and presentation, bearing in mind the different audiences and purposes an investigation might serve.
This book is the companion volume to Educational Management in Action: a collection of case studies (edited by Megan Crawford, Lesley Kydd and Susan Parker). It is one of the two course readers for The Open University Course E828 Educational Management in Action.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction - Nigel Bennett Investigating Educational Management PART ONE: RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY FOR CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENTChange and Leadership - Andrew Leigh An Analysis of Selected School Improvement Practices - Colin MarshRethinking Professional Development - Karen Osterman and Robert KottkampConsultants, Clients and the Consulting Process - Peter Cockman, Bill Evans and Peter ReynoldsThe Philosophy of Research Design - Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy LoweResearch Ethics. - R M Berger and M A PatchnerPART TWO: APPROACHES TO INVESTIGATIONEvaluation in the Management Cycle - Glyn Rogers and Linda BadhamAuditing as Institutional Research - David M Fetterman A Qualitative Focus Surveys - L Cohen and L ManionDesigning Single- and Multiple-Case Studies - Robert K YinAction Research for Managing Change - Pamela LomaxPART THREE: METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATIONPlanning Small-Scale Research - Daphne Johnson Diagnosis, Data Collection and Feedback in Consultancy - Philip HopeUsing Success Criteria - Kath Aspinwall et alLiterature Searching - Sally Baker and Joan Carty Finding, Organizing and Recording InformationAnalysing Documents and Records - Colin RobsonDesigning and Using Questionnaires - M B YoungmanConducting and Analysing Interviews - E C WraggTelephone Interviewing - Brian FidlerExploring Institutional Images through Focus Group Interviews - Trudy H BersOn Diaries and Diary Keeping - Robert G BurgessObserving and Recording Meetings - G L WilliamsObservation Outside Meetings - L Cohen and L ManionAnalysing and Presenting Quantitative Data - Jason HardmanAnalysing Qualitative Data - Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy LoweUsing a Computer for Personal Efficiency - Rosalind LevacicWriting the Report - Judith Bell