Developing Effective School Management

Developing Effective School Management

Developing Effective School Management

Developing Effective School Management

Synopsis

There is increasing recognition of the need for training in specific management skills for professionals taking on the complex responsibilities of middle management in schools. This, however, is an area in which there has tended to be a training gap. In this book, Jack Dunham helps teachers to identify and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage teams effectively in primary or secondary schools. He does this by focusing on four major areas: staff management, management skills, professional development and change, and stress management. This book will be invaluable to all those seeking or already acting in the crucial middle management role in schools.

Excerpt

Jack Dunham's book Stress in Teaching, the second edition of which was published by Routledge in 1993, demonstrates the high quality of his appreciation of the needs of teachers. This new book draws on a wealth of experience in training and consultancy for middle managers, both in schools and industry. Middle managers feel, quite rightly, that their school tasks and responsibilities have increased at the very time when the time to discharge them has decreased. This book offers much that will make the use of that limited time more effective.

This is not a book looking 'from the outside in'. The author frequently quotes the views of teachers on his workshops on the problems that they have met with that have inhibited their ability to do the job as they see it; and as often he provides the varied responses of groups within the workshop to the management training tasks they have been set. This is therefore a book of potential practical benefit to middle managers and aspirants to promotional posts.

Cyril Poster

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