Decentralization, autonomy and school improvement

Anderson, Lesley (2004). Decentralization, autonomy and school improvement. In: Coleman, Marianne and Earley, Peter eds. Leadership and management in education: cultures, change, and context. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.



Examines the relationship between leadership and management to improvement within educational institutions
Sets the interactions of educational institutions within their external environment at local, national and global levels considers the theme of site based management for educational institutions, linked to improvement
explores the ways in which management and leadership can contribute to learning for all - students, teachers, educational leaders and managers. Inclusion of international case studies and examples. This edited text provides an international perspective on leadership and management roles and their relationship to improvement within educational institutions. The interactions of educational institutions are examined at local, national and global levels with case studies and examples being drawn from many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Two main themes are explored. The first is the move to site based management for educational institutions, linked to improvement. The second investigates the idea of learning for all and explores the ways in which leadership and management can contribute towards the development and enhancement of student learning, staff development and institutional growth. The authors, who are mainly drawn from the Institute of Education, University of London, make full use of the whole range of international literature relating to educational leadership, management and administration providing a textbook for masters-level students.
Readership: Postgraduate students taking leadership in education modules on Education programmes or studying full Leadership in Education Masters and EdD courses.

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