SCHOOLS AS ORGANISATIONS 5/E

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The main aim of any education system is to provide effective teaching and learning for its community through specific aims/objectives, an education policy, and various processes and programmes, all of which are in constant interaction with the environment and its contextual coordinates. The school, as one of the structures within this system, is responsible for bringing all of these things to the area it serves. It consists of a unique grouping of people, and any educational manager and leader needs to have a basic knowledge of the school as an organisation in order to manage and lead it effectively, particularly in the arena of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Schools as organisations focuses on different perspectives of organisational theory in education.

Schools as organisations discusses how, as is the case in any organisation, the presence of people within the school gives it a unique character of communality and creates certain relationships, which means that mutual arrangements have to be made in terms of task distribution and the exercising of authority.

Contents include the following:

  • The contextual coordinates of the school as an organisation: the global, the national and the local education system and societal contexts
  • General characteristics of the school as an organisation
  • Organisational culture, climate and health, and health-promoting schools
  • Organisational development and the quality of working life in schools
  • Organisational change and resistance to change
  • Total quality management in educational organisations
  • A framework for the management of diversity
  • Management strategies for the caring role of the educational leader
  • School 4.0 in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Schools as organisations is essential for postgraduate students in the fields of educational management, leadership and organisational theory in education. In addition, leaders and managers at all levels in the education system will find the book an invaluable resource.

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