Managing Teacher Appraisal and Performance

Author: Carol Cardno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134547781
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The biggest single issue currently facing school managers is how they should appraise their staff and what the implications of the process are. This edited collection brings together the latest thinking on the subject, from both the UK and overseas, and places it directly in the context of school management. Issues discussed include the role of appraisal in school leadership and the role of appraisal in developing teachers. The importance of this combined with the lack of published material on the subject make this book an essential purchase for all headteachers, heads of department, INSET co-ordinators and postgraduate educational management students.

The Principles and Practice of Educational Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761947929
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Principles and Practice of Educational Management contains newly commissioned material from leading national and international authors who provide a review of relevant theory and explain relevant research in the field.

Leading and Managing People in Education

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446281515
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'This cutting-edge publication is drawn on international research and practice, and undoubtedly encourages reflection and personal development. The authors are experts in the field of education leadership and management.' - Professor Raj Mestry, University of Johannesburg The Third Edition of this successful and respected book covers leadership and management of people at all levels in educational organisations. It contains up-to-date research and literature, covering the entire spectrum of educational institutions. This new and revised edition: deals with issues such as succession planning, leadership development and diversity has an enhanced focus on international trends, examples and research acknowledges the changing English context, including the shift to system leadership, academies and free schools covers changes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland The book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, researchers and academics; candidates on professional leadership qualifications; middle and senior managers, and aspiring leaders in schools and colleges. Tony Bush is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Warwick, UK and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. David Middlewood is a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick.

The Performing School

Author: Dennis Gleeson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134538340
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This specially commissioned collection of perspectives offers an analysis of the new organisation of the teaching profession - reconstructed around the notion of performance and the implications of a performance culture. The Performing School examines the roots, directions and implications of the new structure by drawing together insights from policy, research and practice at this time of rapid change and debate. This unique volume addresses three interconnected issues of modernisation and education: *what is the background to and significance of performance management in modernising schools and teachers at the present time? *what are the likely future effects of a performance culture on teaching, learning and schooling? *what will it take to ensure that performance management improves pedagogy and professionality beyond the narrow confines of performativity, managerialism and market reform in education?

Managing Human Resources in South African Schools

Author: Jacky Lumby
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850927283
Format: PDF, Docs
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Effective management of all staff in schools is essential if the challenges of educating South Africa's youth are to be met. This book provides guidelines for professional development and competence in managing staff effectively. Case examples are provided throughout.

Performance Management

Author: Robert L. Cardy
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765609656
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of skill-builder excercises, which provide a rich resource for students.

Towards a Moving School

Author: John Fleming
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864317026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Educational Leadership Dialogues series creates a bridge between educational research and practice, and provides resources that support educational leadership. The series teams up researchers and experienced school principals to write short, evidence-based, practical guides on topics of signifi cance, while engaging in a rich dialogue about practice and research.

Leading and Managing People in Education

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944089
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors cover the overall approach to leading and managing staff in educational organizations, including common topics which are essential to those who lead and manage, at all levels in the organization.

Creating a Learning School

Author: David Middlewood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446225453
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Improving the quality of learning and teaching is the most important thing that school leaders do. This book contains much that will help the reader in that enterprise. It reflects the fact that much of what we know about effective, high-quality schools is already 'out there' in schools across the country. The book mines that gold. It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the Learning School, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found. It sets out practical and specific steps to creating the Learning School and will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership '[C]learly set out, passionately and well-written, covering much material, full of interesting insights, as one might expect from two head teachers and an acknowledged expert in the field... Lots of interesting thoughts and ideas, written in an accessible style. I would certainly recommend this book to my students' - ESCalate The schools of the 21st century cannot continue to apply the techniques of the 20th century. 'New Learning' dispenses with outdated preoccupations with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses on independence of learning and structural flexibility within schools. The authors give a complete overview of how schools can adapt to meet changing needs. They look at the teacher as learner, learning outside the classroom, and the nature of leadership in learning schools, and provide practical solutions to the problems of staffing, resourcing and assessment. This book is an invaluable resource for all mid-to-upper level managers in schools, anyone aspiring to these positions, or anyone who takes a longterm view of the future of educational practice.