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`Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today The book presents relevant research and theory in order to enhance management practice in education. The editors' intention is to articulate good practice on the basis of evidence in educational settings. The ideas presented here are derived from international research and practice and apply to all phases of education, with the emphasis on applying research findings t

The Importance of Support Staff in Schools and Colleges
The importance of support staff in schools and colleges
Introduction

Although the focus in effective leadership and management of staff in schools and colleges has always been – and remains – on teachers, since they are at the heart of the organisations' central purpose of promoting learning, there has been a significant increase in research and literature on other staff employed there. Although the importance of, for example, school bursars and secretaries, librarians and caretakers/janitors has always been acknowledged, little literature exists before 1990 and in some countries there has been since the 1990s a particular interest in those who work in direct support of teachers. This interest and scrutiny is by no means universal and appears to ...

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