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.

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education

A Reflective Approach
Author: Marilyn Chu
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132658232
Category: Education
Page: 198
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Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education is the ideal resource for anyone charged with guiding teachers as they encounter real world challenges in today's early childhood programs and can turn to this practical new resource as they work with supervisors and teacher-leaders to achieve greater professional effectiveness while bridging the gap between the vision for quality and actual practice. The book is packed with helpful reflective questions, illustrative mentoring and coaching scenarios, and ready-to-implement planning tools. The focus is on encouraging reflection on current practices in order to achieve quality programs, meet teaching standards, and promote positive outcomes for children in these times of rising standards and, in many cases, lower levels of support.

Assistive Technology in Special Education

Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation
Author: Joan Green
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 161821201X
Category: Education
Page: 275
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Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning will benefit from the wealth of practical, well-organized information in this second edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education. The indexed update presents an overview of the uses of technologies to help readers zero in on specific, powerful, cutting-edge resources they can use to enhance success. The book features new tools to improve and compensate for challenges relating to speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking and remembering, as well as strategies to help students become more organized and efficient. The use of tablets such as the iPad and smartphones, as well as cloud-based products, are highlighted. Online resources and social networking tools are presented to empower readers to learn about new products as they become available.

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.

International Encyclopedia of Economics of Education


Author: Martin Carnoy
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 494
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This new Encyclopedia draws upon articles in The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition (described by Choice as being "a premier resource when judged on virtually every criteria applied to a reference work") with revisions as well as new articles. It provides an understanding of where the economics of education has been, where it is heading, and where it needs to go in the future to provide further insights into the human role in production and the production of human skills valued in the labour market. The economics of education has both been expanded into new areas of research and has deepened and changed its analysis of traditional areas, such as educational finance, the production of knowledge, and the relation between education and economic growth. In the past decade theories have been modified and new concepts have appeared. The rapid change within the field convinced the publisher and the Editors-in-Chief of the need for a completely new edition of this valuable compilation. The volume is divided into eight sections: The economics of education, then and now, education and labour markets, the benefits of education, education economic growth and technological change, education, income distribution and discrimination, the production of education, evaluating educational investment, and financing education. Each of the sections has its own introduction.

Human Resources Administration

Personnel Issues and Needs in Education
Author: L. Dean Webb,M. Scott Norton
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133064395
Category: Education
Page: 384
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For students, human resources administrators, educational administrators, professional educators, policy makers, social scientists, and the interested public A strong research base, principles relevant to all school systems and states, and actual illustrations and examples from real school districts combine in this incisive look at the challenges and issues shaping public education and human resources in the U.S. today. The new edition of this widely respected book looks at the major challenges and issues shaping public education and human resources administration in the U.S. today. The focus is on the crucial importance of personnel—and consequently the human resources administration—in the achievement of educational goals and objectives. The book’s 10 chapters address all of the traditional topics in human resources administration, along with the most current concerns in the field. Readers are encouraged to explore this new edition to become familiar with relevant laws and policies, to learn the appropriate applications of computer technology, and to develop and use successful collective negotiation strategies. Further, the book helps human resources practitioners develop integrated planning processes and communication systems, while fostering a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation among the staff, the administration, and the school board.

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.

Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education

Improving Instructional Practice and Student Learning in Schools
Author: Allan R. Odden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136858261
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools—from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression—can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools—especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities—equipping those teacher and principals with instructional and leadership expertise, and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences, and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.

International Encyclopedia of Educational Technology


Author: Tj Plomp,Donald P. Ely
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080423074
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 692
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Educational Technology is seen as a problem-solving process, concerning most aspects of teaching and learning through media and technology, in the context of education and training. This volume presents information on various aspects of educational technology.

Human Resources Administration in Education

A Management Approach
Author: Ronald W. Rebore
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133859509
Category: Education
Page: 416
View: 7209

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Utilizing a management approach that is organized around the processes and procedures necessary for implementing effective human resources administration, the ninth edition of this well-known text covers the eight essential dimensions of the human resources function over eight chapters: human resources planning, recruitment, selection, placement and induction, staff development, performance evaluation, compensation, and collective negotiations. Citing research no earlier than 2000, the up-to-date and contemporary ninth edition of Human Resources Administration in Education is updated with the most current issues and advances in the field, including new sections on utilizing technology, understanding Generation Y, and handling school districts of varying sizes. New Features An extensive section on technology and how it can enhance the human resources function by increasing efficiency and accuracy appears in each chapter. A focus on schools of all sizes teaches readers how the material in each chapter is applicable to not only large schools, but also to small- and medium-sized schools. A focus on the characteristics of Generation Y presented in the first eight chapters help students understand how to successfully attract, hire, and retain Generation Y applicants.

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, the development of strategic human resource (HR) practices has become an urgent mandate in higher education. With significant and widespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization, heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leaders must optimize their most significant resource—human capital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processes with organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in state appropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutions of higher education in particular are struggling to realign resources and programs to fulfill their educational missions and maintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding to complex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new ground by presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolution of HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategic operations that serve the entire university. This monograph provides a concrete, progressive road map to developing organizational capabilities in support of the university's academic mission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn from public research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics, and action steps that support the development of an effective and efficient strategic HR operation in higher education. For institutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is a practical and invaluable resource.

International Encyclopedia of Adult Education and Training


Author: Albert Tuijnman
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 960
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This Encyclopedia deals with the financing and organization of adult education and continuing vocational training throughout the world. The volume provides extensive coverage of lifespan development, cognition, adult learning, and theories and methods for the teaching of adults both now and in the future. Adult education and continuing vocational training are no longer considered as two separate fields and their merge has provoked increased attention on theories and practice, with particular focus on human resource development. This new edition draws on articles in The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition (described by Choice as being "a premier resource when judged on virtually every criteria applied to a reference work"): all articles have been revised and updated. Adult education has undergone tremendous changes over the past decade, not only has expenditure and participation increased at a global level, but the field itself has also matured. Continuing vocational education and workplace learning have assumed increased significance, and as a result several new topics for research on adult education have emerged. The many changes in the field are reflected in this volume. The entries will not only cover the important concepts and definitions in the field but offer a disciplinary perspective on its development.

Directory of training and education resources in occupational safety and health


Author: Matthew J. Vellucci,Nancy D. Wright,Center for Disease Control,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Training,Herner and Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 381
View: 6628

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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
View: 6152

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Discusses the reasons for animal dissection in secondary education, student and teacher attitudes toward the practice, and possible alternatives.

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.

Home Fires Burning

Married To The Military, For Better Or Worse
Author: Karen Houppert
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345461703
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 5649

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A study of the modern American soldier's wife profiles a group of military wives--many living at Fort Drum in upstate New York--over the course of a year, detailing the conflict between military traditions and a changing social climate.