School Management and Effectiveness in Developing Countries: The Post-bureaucratic School

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Describing and analyzing the way in which schools operate in developing countries, this work also sets out to explain why they are as they are. It looks at the existing economic and theoretical contexts of school effectiveness, including an exploration of the causes of economic crisis and its impact on school management. The jobs of various head teachers are detailed, and the authors argue for the democratization of schools as the only way forward for effective worldwide education. Case studies from Kenya, Thailand, Cuba, Ghana and elsewhere are included.

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Contents

Education in the Context of Developing Countries
9
School Effectiveness and Ineffectiveness
26
Bureaucratic Facades
47
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About the author (1997)

Harber is Professor of Education at the University of Natal, South Africa.

Lynn Davies 鴃4) grew up in Moncton, NB, where her parents ran an independent bookstore, the Bookmark. After living for sixteen years in Nova Scotia, she moved to McLeod Hill, NB. Davies first collection of poetry, The Bridge That Carries the Road 鴇9), was nominated for a Governor General s Award. Her children s stories have appeared in several anthologies.

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