Grounded in democratic culture and values, Education Management and Leadership: A South African Perspective 2e enables individuals in school leadership and management positions to have an in-depth understanding of leading and managing effective schools. The book comprises twelve chapters, each discussing a different aspect of school management and/or leadership, such as managing diversity and multiculturalism in the South African context, so that a comprehensive model of an effective school is created. Consideration is given to African perspectives on management and leadership applied within educational settings. Important concepts such as effectiveness, efficiency and economy are explained and various leadership and management theories areintroduced to the reader. Pertinent topics covered include the policy and legal frameworks within which educational leaders and managers operate; the management of relationships between parents, teachers, learners and the broader community; t he need for school development and planning; processesinvolved in establishing accountability and quality assurance; the systems required for good governance; and financial and physical resource management.
Chapter 1 - Introduction to educational leadership and managementChapter 2 - School leadership and management in the context of South AfricaChapter 3 - The legal framework for educationChapter 4 - Quality assurance and accountabilityChapter 5 - Leading and managing teaching and learning in schoolsChapter 6 - Managing schools as organisations: complying with bureaucratic expectations and coping with change complexitiesChapter 7 - Leading and managing peopleChapter 8 - Promoting an enabling environment through good governanceChapter 9 - Leading and managing diversity: moral and inclusive implicationsChapter 10 - Leading and managing for school developmentChapter 11 - Financial and physical resource managementChapter 12 - Working with the external community for quality education