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This book explores all the major aspects of managing external relations in schools of all phases, as well as in colleges. The authors use empirical research evidence to analyze how schools and colleges can manage external relations to achieve productive and supportive relationships with their communities. They explore how a responsive philosophy and appropriate marketing can be adopted in order to ensure continuous development.

Schools and the State
Schools and the state

In a review of international education systems, Levin (1997) stated that ‘large-scale educational reform is widespread across the industrial world’. Schools have been, and remain, subject to changes demanded by governments determined to raise standards of student learning and achievement. Basing his analysis on an OECD summary of more than two dozen countries (OECD, 1996), Levin argued that this period of reform is sharply different from earlier periods of major change:

If these were characterised by a strong desire for growth, a sense of optimism and a focus on the positive contribution of schooling to social and economic welfare, the current wave of reform is linked to feelings of fear, retrenchment and cynicism…. Educational change is occurring in the ...

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