School Development: Theories & Strategies, An International by Per Dalin

By Per Dalin

This is often the main finished college improvement evaluate textual content ever written. within the first a part of the booklet, Dalin units the degree for a dialogue of ways colleges can enhance within the twenty first century via supplying an in depth ancient evaluation of reform in Europe.

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5. 6. private schools (70 per cent) and the public schools are, in principle, treated alike with respect to goals and general conditions. Each individual school is assigned a general budget (in principle, dependent on the number of pupils that take their exams within expected time frames). When pupils take longer to complete their examinations, the school loses resources. Special compensation is given for pupils with various kinds of handicap. Each individual school is completely independent with respect to the development of its syllabus and pedagogical options within a very broad national framework.

They found that organizations could be categorized as 'mechanistic' and 'organic', respectively. 1, mechanistic organizations are represented in relatively stable societies. They are complex, with a clear-cut hierarchy where rights and duties are strictly defined. Their tasks are specialized, few have any overall control, power is concentrated at the top, and communication, as a rule, is vertical. These are all features we recognize from Weber's bureaucratic model. 1 Two forms of organizations (according to Burns and Stalker) Organic organizations usually arise in situations in which there are rapid environmental changes.

Many teachers felt powerless in the face of this extensive reform. They are disappointed in a policy which seems to 'put the system ahead of the person (the pupil)' (Bridges 1992, p. 34). In this reform, the head teacher plays a major role. In a study of the system of management, Gordon (1993) states that the most important task the board has is 18 The New Balance: Centralization and Decentralization hiring a head teacher. The head teacher is the party with the academic responsibility, whose job it is to 'apply' the board's decisions.

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