Howard, Thomas (1988) Theoretical and professional perspectives of management in secondary schools with special reference to teachers’ perceptions of middle management. Masters thesis, Durham University.
Each person has a perception of what constitutes management in school. Usually that perception is coloured, significantly, by how involved they are with management. By raising the awareness of differing perspectives, it is hoped that the reader will obtain a balanced understanding of some of the major influences in school management. This work provide several 'snapshots' of these influences and their relevances to today's managei, Chapter 1 gives a brief historical viewpoint, describing the background to the current structure. In chapter 2 theoretical perspectives are offered to the reader, showing how the scientists have viewed management. Chapter 3 describes the more tangible theory of management cultures and their effect on delegation. Consideration is given in chapter 4 to the varying viewpoints on leadership, its importance, types and whether or not it is a learned skill. Chapter 5 consists of a survey of attitudes to, and perceptions of management. Prior to the survey the notion of 'role' is explored and, in particular, that of the Deputy Head. The results of the survey, contained in .Appendix I, are analysed and conclusions, both specific and general, are offered. The concept of the teacher as a professional and the associated problems of managing the 'equal' professional are explored in chapter 6.In chapter 7 the notion of equal opportunity for females in management is discussed, with references to historical background and current day influences. Chapter 8 is an attempt to bring up to date the rapid developments current in educational management; the new requirements placed upon schools and the implications for management contained in the proposed new Education Act.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Arts|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2012 12:15|