Managing Finance and Resources in Education


Author: Marianne Coleman,Lesley Anderson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857022229
Category: Education
Page: 256
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`The book provides an excellent wide and stimulating set of readings and would be useful to anyone taking forward Unit 3 or the Accelerated Route of SQH' - SQH Newsletter `This is a useful addition to the literature on finance and resource management in education.... Those whose work involves managing resources and finance in schools and colleges will find this a useful or even indispensable addition to their bookshelves, whether they are heads, principals or middle managers' - Mentoring and Tutoring This book will provide readers with knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing finance, resources and stakeholders in schools and colleges. Written specifically for those studying for an academic qualification at Masters level in educational management, it provides self-study material and links to other key texts in the field. The authors deal with the links between finance, resources and stakeholders in the context of school and college self-management. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom. Building on an examination of theoretical perspectives, practical considerations and applications are examined in a format which encourages the reader to explore the context of their own educational institution. This book is a core text for the University of Leicester MBA in Educational Management.

Managing Finance, Resources and Stakeholders in Education


Author: Lesley Anderson,Ann R J Briggs,Neil Burton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446273067
Category: Education
Page: 152
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`The text is challenging and stimulating and structured to provide the reader with an accessible synopsis of the range of current trends and solutions in the area of educational financial management being applied in the UK and the global context' - Improving Schools Managing Finance, Resources and Stakeholders in Education provides readers with knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing finance, resources and stakeholders in schools and colleges. Written specifically for those studying for an academic qualification at masters level in educational management, it provides self-study material and links to other key texts in the field. The authors deal with the links between finance, resources and stakeholders in the context of school and college self-management. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom. Building on an examination of theoretical perspectives, practical considerations and applications are examined in a format, which encourages the reader to explore the context of their own educational institution.

Leading Professional Practice in Education


Author: Christine Wise,Pete Bradshaw,Marion Cartwright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446273032
Category: Education
Page: 304
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This volume provides an overview of key contemporary themes in educational leadership. It focuses on developing professional capacity, organisation improvement and the implementation of change, looking at theoretical frameworks and concepts, recent research studies and case examples of effective practice. The book covers: - leading learning and learner leadership - change processes and distributed leadership - leading professional development for educational contexts. Designed to encourage critical analysis and debate, this volume will be a useful resource for postgraduate and professional development courses in educational leadership and for practitioners. It is a companion to Educational Leadership: Context, Strategy and Collaboration, also published by Sage.

Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education

ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1
Author: Alvin Evans,Edna Chun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118437454
Category: Education
Page: 168
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In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, thedevelopment of strategic human resource (HR) practices has becomean urgent mandate in higher education. With significant andwidespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization,heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leadersmust optimize their most significant resource—humancapital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processeswith organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in stateappropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutionsof higher education in particular are struggling to realignresources and programs to fulfill their educational missions andmaintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding tocomplex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point:Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new groundby presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolutionof HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategicoperations that serve the entire university. This monographprovides a concrete, progressive road map to developingorganizational capabilities in support of the university's academicmission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn frompublic research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics,and action steps that support the development of an effective andefficient strategic HR operation in higher education. Forinstitutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is apractical and invaluable resource.

Human Resources Management In Education

Developing Countries Perspectives
Author: Austin Ezenne
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617355593
Category: Education
Page: 271
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This book, Human Resources Management in Education, Developing Countries Perspectives, contains eleven chapters. Human resources in an educational organisation refer to all the human beings working in that organisation, including teachers, students, administrators and all other members of staff working in that organisation. The study of human resources management in education will provide you with a theoretical and practical knowledge about the processes of acquiring employees, establishing good relationships with them, training and developing them, retaining and compensating them for their services are important because effective school leadership and management have become very crucial in recent times in the management of educational organisations. Numerous problems are facing many school systems in developing countries today and human, financial and material resources are scarce, and therefore strategic management of all resources is crucial for achieving the goals of the educational systems and the school organisations.

Resource Allocation and Productivity in Education

Theory and Practice
Author: William T. Hartman,William Lowe Boyd
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313276316
Category: Education
Page: 245
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While much of the research on resource allocation in the past has been concerned with state and national decisions, this book focuses on resource allocation decisions at the micro-level in education. Decisions made at the district, school, and classroom levels determine the adequacy and equity of resources actually made available to educational programs and individual students. This book shows how and why these decisions are made and their impact on schools and students.

Why Dissection?

Animal Use in Education
Author: Lynette A. Hart,Mary W. Wood,Benjamin L. Hart
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313323909
Category: Education
Page: 225
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Discusses the reasons for animal dissection in secondary education, student and teacher attitudes toward the practice, and possible alternatives.

Risk, Resources, and Education - Public Versus Private Financing of Higher Education (EPub)


Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451995458
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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This paper develops a public education scheme that takes uncertainty aspects of private educational investments explicitly into account. In the author’s framework, the social merits of public education schemes are related to the lack of markets in which students can insure against educational risks. A case is made for tuition fees that depend on the expected returns of investments in education. The consideration of uncertainty provides a neglected link between educational choice, resource endowment, and productivity growth, which may serve to redefine the public role of education financing.

Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries

IFIP TC3 WG3.1, 3.4 & 3.5 Working Conference on Capacity Building for IT in Education in Developing Countries 19–25 August 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe
Author: Gail Marshall,Mikko Ruohonen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412814600
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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Deryn Watson CapBIT 97, Capacity Building for Information Technologies in Education in Developing Countries, from which this publication derives, was an invited IFIP working conference sponsored by Working Groups in secondary (WG 3. 1), elementary (WG 3. 5), and vocational and professional (WG 3. 4) education under the auspices ofIFIP Technical Committee for Education (TC3). The conference was held in Harare, Zimbabwe 25th - 29th August 1997. CapBIT '97 was the first time that the IFIP Technical Committee for Education had held a conference in a developing country. When the Computer Society of Zimbabwe offered to host the event, we determined that the location and conference topic reflect the importance of issues facing countries at all stages of developmen- especially Information Technologies (IT) development. Information Technologies have become, within a short time, one of the basic building blocks of modem industrial society. Understanding IT, and mastering basic skills and concepts of IT, are now regarded as part of the core education of all people around the world, alongside reading and writing. IT now permeates the business environment and underpins the success of modem corporations as well as providing government with cost-effective civil service systems. At the same time, the tools and technologies of IT are of value in the process of learning, and in the organisation and management of learning institutions.

Managing Library Resources in Schools


Author: Margaret Kinnell Evans
Publisher: Facet Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Instructional materials centers
Page: 254
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The demands of curriculum change throughout the United Kingdom have focused attention on the need to develop school library provision. The contributors to this work examine this need by relating research findings, report literature and relevant theory to practical examples of effective learning resource management, including strategies to aid adequate financial provision. 'Library resources' include both the school's learning resources (whether centralized or not) and appropriate library resources within the wider community including school library services, while 'Learning resources' include books, documents, computers and software and audiovisual media. In this text primary schools are given equal importance to secondary schools and the continuity of provision between the two phases is examined. Managing library resources in schools is essential reading for head teachers, governors, education lecturers and students, senior decision makers in local education authorities and in Government, as well as for teacher-librarians, library school lecturers and students.

Technology in Education. Transforming Educational Practices with Technology

International Conference, ICTE 2014, Hong Kong, China, July 2-4, 2014. Revised Selected Papers
Author: Kam Cheong Li,Tak-Lam Wong,Simon K.S. Cheung,Jeanne Lam,Kwan Keung Ng
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662461587
Category: Education
Page: 225
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2014, held in Hong Kong, in July 2014. The 18 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on application of mobile technologies in e-learning; technology advancement in e-learning systems; innovations in e-learning pedagogy; open education and institution e-learning policy.

Research on e-Learning and ICT in Education


Author: Athanassios Jimoyiannis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461410836
Category: Education
Page: 316
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This book aims to serve as a multidisciplinary forum covering technical, pedagogical, organizational, instructional, as well as policy aspects of ICT in Education and e-Learning. Special emphasis is given to applied research relevant to educational practice guided by the educational realities in schools, colleges, universities and informal learning organizations. In a more generic scope, the volume aims to encompass current trends and issues determining ICT integration in practice, including learning and teaching, curriculum and instructional design, learning media and environments, teacher education and professional development, assessment and evaluation, etc.

Revenue Generation Strategies: Leveraging Higher Education Resources for Increased Income

AEHE Volume 41, Number 1
Author: Jeffrey W. Alstete
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119049148
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Achieving successful financial viability by broadening revenue sources is one of the most important issues facing colleges and universities today. Increasing operating costs, along with the reliance on traditional student tuition, government support, and philanthropy, are challenging universities. One way administration leaders and faculty are meeting this challenge is to establish supplemental revenue streams from a variety other sources such as: continuing education, credit and noncredit certificates, degree completion and upgrade programs, study abroad, domestic and international branch campuses, distance education, auxiliary services, technology transfer, and partnerships or alliances with other organizations. These types of activities, formerly considered secondary ventures, are now integral to lasting and responsible financial strategic planning. This monograph examines a wide variety of supplemental income options and opportunities, as well as examples of restructuring financial planning schema. While not negating the value of traditional college education, these new revenue sources in fact lead to greater institutional effectiveness. This is the 1st issue of the 41th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Leading People and Teams in Education


Author: Lesley Kydd,Lesley Anderson,Wendy Newton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761940609
Category: Education
Page: 290
View: 6641

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People are the most important resource in education and their effective leadership and management is vital to the success of all educational organizations. This new collection of readings provides an up-to-date account of current thinking about working with people in education, both as individuals and in teams. The book deals with the ways in which people perform in the workplace and examines effective leadership and management of human resources.

Risk, Resources, and Education

Public Versus Private Financing of Higher Education
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451903979
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 21
View: 4872

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This paper develops a public education scheme that takes uncertainty aspects of private educational investments explicitly into account. In the author’s framework, the social merits of public education schemes are related to the lack of markets in which students can insure against educational risks. A case is made for tuition fees that depend on the expected returns of investments in education. The consideration of uncertainty provides a neglected link between educational choice, resource endowment, and productivity growth, which may serve to redefine the public role of education financing.