9780803962033

Mapping Educational Success : Strategic Thinking and Planning for School Administrators

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  • ISBN13:

    9780803962033

  • ISBN10:

    0803962037

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-10-19
  • Publisher: Sage Pubns
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Summary

This revised edition of Mapping Educational Success has been updated to include the latest insights into planning and delivering successful education. The author suggests that principals and administrators should make a strategic shift to an orientation where results are always the central focus. This would involve new methods of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating in order to achieve predictable educational success.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Fenwick W. English
Preface xiii
About the Author xix
Strategic Thinking: What and Why
1(27)
Education: What's Our Role and How Are We Doing?
1(6)
Changing the Way We View the World: Shifting Paradigms and Mental Gears
7(2)
Strategic Thinking: Setting Our Direction
9(3)
Who Is the Primary Client of What Gets Planned and Delivered?
12(7)
Why Our Educational Problems Persist
19(4)
Involvement, Commitment, and Sustained Payoffs
23(5)
Key Terms
26(1)
Notes
26(2)
A Framework and Basic Concepts for Strategic Thinking and Planning
28(19)
The Three Phases of Strategic Thinking and Planning
28(9)
Mistakes Usually Made by Educators and Their Partners
37(3)
Implied Criticism When Doing Strategic Thinking and Planning
40(1)
Educational Results, Efforts, Consequences, and Payoffs
40(3)
Strategic Planning and Strategic Planning Plus
43(1)
Partners in Educational Thinking, Planning, and Success
44(3)
Key Terms
46(1)
Objectives and Needs Assessment: Basic Building Blocks
47(25)
We Don't Like Complexity
48(1)
On Thinking (and Talking) Straight in Education
48(1)
Preparing Useful Objectives
49(3)
Preparing Mission Statements and Mission Objectives
52(1)
Define ``Needs'' as Gaps in Results, Not as Insufficient Levels of Resources or Methods
53(3)
Applications of Needs Assessment
56(6)
Needs Assessments Will Find Problems, Identify What Shouldn't Be Changed, and Recognize Opportunities
62(2)
Objectives, Needs Assessment, and the Seven Basic Questions
64(3)
Restructuring That Will Really Change the System for the Better
67(1)
The Basic Steps of Educational System Planning
67(2)
Strategic Planning: Reviewing the Six Critical Success Factors
69(3)
Key Terms
69(2)
Note
71(1)
Mega-Level Planning: The Larger Community and Society
72(26)
Scoping
73(1)
Mega Level Is the Ideal Vision
73(20)
Planning
93(2)
Implementation and Evaluation
95(1)
Relating Several Varieties of Strategic Planning
96(2)
Macro-Level Planning: The District or School
98(18)
When the Primary Beneficiary Is the Educational Organization Itself
98(5)
Scoping
103(9)
Planning
112(2)
Implementation and Evaluation
114(2)
Notes
115(1)
Micro-Level Planning: People, Programs, Courses
116(19)
When the Primary Beneficiary Is an Educational Organization's Internal Client
116(5)
Scoping
121(9)
Planning
130(2)
Implementation and Evaluation
132(3)
Key Term
134(1)
Note
134(1)
Completing the Plan and Putting It to Work
135(16)
Development of the Strategic Action Plan
135(5)
Completing the Plan
140(2)
Management, Leadership, and Operations
142(1)
Shifting Our Thinking, Changing Our Organizational Culture
143(1)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
144(4)
Quality Management ``Plus'' (QM+)
148(3)
Key Terms
149(1)
Notes
150(1)
Strategic Thinking in Action
151(8)
Keep Problems From Arising in the First Place
152(1)
When Troubles Surface
153(5)
The Ultimate Education Troubleshooting Tool Kit
158(1)
A Hypothetical Case: Strategic Thinking in Sleightown School District
159(17)
The Assignment
160(1)
Planning to Plan
161(3)
Selecting the Strategic Framework
164(1)
Strategic Thinking and Planning Begin
164(11)
Implementation and Evaluation
175(1)
Getting the Plan Accepted and Implemented
175(1)
References and Related Resources 176(6)
Troubleshooting Guide 182

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