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Improving Educational Management
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Improving Educational Management
Through Research and Consultancy

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Leadership & Management

November 1994 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This reader is certainly worth a place in any consultant's start-up kit, and offers useful refreshment for all but the most expert' - Education Systems

The articles in this book outline the main principles of reflective practice and consultancy, and relate them to a view of management as concerned with a constant process of reviewing and improving practice. The book explores a number of research strategies including case studies, surveys and action research, and provides a wide range of techniques for planning, data collection, data analysis and presentation, bearing in mind the different audiences and purposes an investigation might serve.

This book is the companion volume to Educational Management in Action: a collection of case studies (edited by Megan Crawford, Lesley Kydd and Susan Parker). It is one of the two course readers for The Open University Course E828 Educational Management in Action.

Nigel Bennett
Introduction
Investigating Educational Management

 
 
PART ONE: RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY FOR CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENT
Andrew Leigh
Change and Leadership
Colin Marsh
An Analysis of Selected School Improvement Practices
Karen Osterman and Robert Kottkamp
Rethinking Professional Development
Peter Cockman, Bill Evans and Peter Reynolds
Consultants, Clients and the Consulting Process
Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy Lowe
The Philosophy of Research Design
R M Berger and M A Patchner
Research Ethics.
 
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO INVESTIGATION
Glyn Rogers and Linda Badham
Evaluation in the Management Cycle
David M Fetterman
Auditing as Institutional Research
A Qualitative Focus

 
L Cohen and L Manion
Surveys
Robert K Yin
Designing Single- and Multiple-Case Studies
Pamela Lomax
Action Research for Managing Change
 
PART THREE: METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
Daphne Johnson
Planning Small-Scale Research
Philip Hope
Diagnosis, Data Collection and Feedback in Consultancy
Kath Aspinwall et al
Using Success Criteria
Sally Baker and Joan Carty
Literature Searching
Finding, Organizing and Recording Information

 
Colin Robson
Analysing Documents and Records
M B Youngman
Designing and Using Questionnaires
E C Wragg
Conducting and Analysing Interviews
Brian Fidler
Telephone Interviewing
Trudy H Bers
Exploring Institutional Images through Focus Group Interviews
Robert G Burgess
On Diaries and Diary Keeping
G L Williams
Observing and Recording Meetings
L Cohen and L Manion
Observation Outside Meetings
Jason Hardman
Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data
Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy Lowe
Analysing Qualitative Data
Rosalind Levacic
Using a Computer for Personal Efficiency
Judith Bell
Writing the Report

`This reader is certainly worth a place in any consultant's start-up kit, and offers useful refreshment for all but the most expert' - Education Systems

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