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Improving Educational Management: Through Research and Consultancy by Nigel D Bennett

`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.

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`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

Table of Contents


Introduction - Nigel Bennett Investigating Educational Management PART ONE: RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY FOR CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENT Change and Leadership - Andrew Leigh An Analysis of Selected School Improvement Practices - Colin Marsh Rethinking Professional Development - Karen Osterman and Robert Kottkamp Consultants, Clients and the Consulting Process - Peter Cockman, Bill Evans and Peter Reynolds The Philosophy of Research Design - Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy Lowe Research Ethics. - R M Berger and M A Patchner PART TWO: APPROACHES TO INVESTIGATION Evaluation in the Management Cycle - Glyn Rogers and Linda Badham Auditing as Institutional Research - David M Fetterman A Qualitative Focus Surveys - L Cohen and L Manion Designing Single- and Multiple-Case Studies - Robert K Yin Action Research for Managing Change - Pamela Lomax PART THREE: METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION Planning Small-Scale Research - Daphne Johnson Diagnosis, Data Collection and Feedback in Consultancy - Philip Hope Using Success Criteria - Kath Aspinwall et al Literature Searching - Sally Baker and Joan Carty Finding, Organizing and Recording Information Analysing Documents and Records - Colin Robson Designing and Using Questionnaires - M B Youngman Conducting and Analysing Interviews - E C Wragg Telephone Interviewing - Brian Fidler Exploring Institutional Images through Focus Group Interviews - Trudy H Bers On Diaries and Diary Keeping - Robert G Burgess Observing and Recording Meetings - G L Williams Observation Outside Meetings - L Cohen and L Manion Analysing and Presenting Quantitative Data - Jason Hardman Analysing Qualitative Data - Mark Easterby-Smith, Richard Thorpe and Andy Lowe Using a Computer for Personal Efficiency - Rosalind Levacic Writing the Report - Judith Bell

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GOR002016485
Improving Educational Management: Through Research and Consultancy by Nigel D Bennett
Nigel D Bennett
Published in Association with The Open University
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Ltd
1994-11-28
384
1853962775
9781853962776
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