Leadership and Strategic Management in South African Schools

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978-0-85092-726-9

Leadership and Strategic Management in South African Schools

Series Title: Managing Schools in South Africa Series
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Size: 243mm x 154mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-726-9
Pages: 242

'All South Africans must now unite and join hands and say we are one country, one nation, one people, marching together into the future.' - Nelson Mandela

The difficulties of translating Nelson Mandela’s vision into practice should not be underestimated – the historic inequalities and deficiencies of educational provision need to be rectified. The central purpose of this volume is to provide insights into effective strategic management as a major contribution towards educational transformation in the new South Africa and to further the development of leadership and strategic management in schools.

Through a mix of theory and school-based practice, and drawing on wide research, this volume provides both syntheses of educational management theory and examples of practice taken from South Africa’s schools.

It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at managers wishing to further their professional development in the field of educational management. The authors are experts in the field of educational management.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
List of tables and figures
Abbreviations  
Foreword
Preface  

1. The Context of Education Management in South Africa by Anne McLennan and Michael Thurlow
2. The Management of Schools by Michael Thurlow
3. Theory and Practice in Educational Management by Tony Bush
4. Organisational Structure by Tony Bush
5. Organisational Culture by Tony Bush and Lesley Anderson
6. Transforming Schools: Managing the Change Process by Jacky Lumby
7. School Effectiveness and School Improvement by Marianne Coleman
8. Quality Assurance and Accountability by Marianne Coleman
9. Theories of Leadership by Marianne Coleman
10. Leadership and Roles by Marianne Coleman
11. Strategic Management and Planning by Michael Thurlow
12. Development Planning by Michael Thurlow

Appendix 1. Answers for activity: Governance and management
Appendix 2. Comments on activity: Generalisations about leadership