'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.
David Peretz is an independent consultant and senior adviser to the IMF Independent Evaluation Office, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and other international organisations.
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
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