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This issue of CPRE Finance Briefs offers a new definition of school-based management and describes strategies for decentralizing management to improve the design of SBM plans. The design strategies focus on the four components of control: power, knowledge, information, and rewards.
Research on the private sector shows large-scale change, such as decentralization, cannot be simply installed. Rather it unfolds over time through a gradual learning process. Therefore, the transition to SBM is best approached by establishing structures and processes that enable groups of people to discuss new directions, try new approaches, and learn from them. The second part of this finance brief offers strategies for managing the change to school-based management.
University of Pennsylvania. (1993). School-Based Management: Strategies for Success. CPRE Policy Briefs.
Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/cpre_policybriefs/49
Date Posted: 30 September 2016
This document was authored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, but no individual authors were identified.
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