This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 13: Managing Resources
Resource Driven or Need Driven?
Our ability to develop the curriculum in the way that we wish to achieve our objectives as a college, school or department will, of course, depend on the resources that are available to us. However, it is extremely important to ensure that the tail does not wag the dog, that the content of the education that we offer is not determined by the resources most easily available to us, rather than by the needs of our pupils.
Unfortunately, resources always seem to be most freely available in the areas where they are least needed. This is particularly true of teaching staff, who are most readily available for those subjects of which commercial employers have the least need. If we ...