9780415202176

Restructuring: The Key to Effective School Management

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    9780415202176

  • ISBN10:

    0415202175

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Central to the theory and practice of restructuring in schools is the concept that change in one area will inevitably affect all aspects of the school's management. This book provides an introduction to and analysis of this concept. It includes detailed case-study material which analyzes the theory, considers the real people involved, and offers practical solutions to the problems of understanding and managing restructuring.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Foreword xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Abbreviations xiv
Introduction: Why restructuring? 1(5)
Organisation and management in post-war schools
6(14)
Introduction
6(1)
Grammar schools and early comprehensives
6(1)
Organisation in the early comprehensives
7(1)
The school as an organisation
8(1)
The development of organisational theory and practice
8(3)
The curriculum explosion
11(1)
The growth of participative management
12(2)
The growth of parental involvement
14(1)
Towards a policy for in-service education
14(2)
The introduction of appraisal
16(1)
The governance of schools
17(1)
The growth of centralised control
18(2)
School improvement and school effectiveness
20(15)
Introduction
20(1)
Defining school improvement
21(1)
Defining school effectiveness
22(1)
Reconciling the two fields of study
23(3)
The notion of effective leadership
26(3)
Competence-based approaches
29(2)
Team culture and effective schools
31(1)
Quality in education
31(3)
The effective school as a learning organisation
34(1)
Conclusion
34(1)
Transforming schools through restructuring
35(18)
Introduction
35(1)
Forces for change
36(2)
Making the effective-school movement more effective
38(1)
Defining restructuring
38(5)
Choice as a feature of restructuring
43(2)
The dimensions of restructuring
45(5)
External monitoring and inspection
50(1)
The growth and diversification of restructuring
51(2)
Choosing the appropriate research methodology
53(11)
Introduction
53(1)
Applying Conley's dimensions of restructuring
54(1)
Choosing the case study schools
54(1)
The concerns-based approach
54(7)
Interviewing the headteacher
61(1)
Interviewing staff
62(1)
The scattergram
62(1)
The focused interview
62(1)
Summary of the research stages
63(1)
West Town Lane Infants School
64(15)
Introduction
64(1)
Developments in organisation and management
64(4)
Stages of Concern interviews
68(9)
Summary
77(2)
Kates Hill School
79(20)
Introduction
79(1)
Developments in organisation and management
80(1)
The GRASP® innovation
81(3)
High Scope
84(1)
The Just School Project
84(2)
Quality control and BS 5750
86(2)
Stages of Concern interviews
88(8)
Summary
96(3)
Risca Primary School
99(16)
Introduction
99(1)
Mission statement
100(1)
The school development plan
100(2)
The curriculum
102(1)
Investors in People (IIP)
102(1)
The Times Educational Supplement Awards
103(1)
Home---community links
103(1)
Stages of Concern interviews
104(9)
Summary
113(2)
Peers School
115(14)
Introduction
115(1)
Staffing and management structures
116(2)
Assessment
118(1)
Outreach
119(1)
Stages of Concern interviews
119(8)
Summary
127(2)
Risca Comprehensive School
129(14)
Introduction
129(1)
Developments in organisation and management
129(1)
Staffing
130(1)
Parents
131(1)
Governors
132(1)
Stages of Concern interviews
132(9)
Summary
141(2)
Assessing the case studies
143(21)
Introduction
143(1)
Roles
144(7)
Relationships
151(6)
Rules
157(3)
Results
160(3)
Summary
163(1)
Restructuring: conclusions from the case studies
164(13)
Introduction
164(1)
The distinctive features of the restructuring school
164(3)
Restructuring and centralised decision making
167(1)
School governing bodies and restructuring
167(2)
Change agents in restructuring
169(3)
Pitfalls in restructuring
172(1)
The lack of knowledge about restructuring
173(1)
Will new structures stay restructured?
174(2)
Endpiece
176(1)
Bibliography 177(8)
Index 185

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