Educational Planning and Management in Small States

Concepts and Experiences

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This book presents the critical reflections of eighteen senior working officials working in twelve small states on the management and planning of education. Their comments are driven by the insights they gained as adult participants in a unique postgraduate programme at the University of Malta devised by, and for, the distinct smallscale imagination.

The first part of the book deals with educational management issues, addressing the education process from an internal operational perspective. (Total Quality Management, staff recruitment and appraisal, job satisfaction, stress management and the multifunctionality of incumbents are key considerations.) The second section looks at educational planning. It considers the influence and role of educational planning in general, and looks at particular challenges to teaching staff, schoolbusiness linkages, and those presented by primary, secondary, vocational and adult education.

The editors of this book are both academic members of staff at the University of Malta.



Teachers and the Challenges of the New Professionalism: A Samoan Perspective

The shift in social tradition which sees reform of teacher education and a different orientation in the culture, values and practices of the teaching profession are very important to what Hargreaves (1994) has described as the ‘new professionalism’. This envisages a movement away from the conventional and jealously guarded professional authority of the classroom twoards new types of relationships characterised by more interaction with colleagues, students and parents. The new professionalism attempts to conceive of alternative possibilities, among which is the need to place the classroom - traditionally the exclusive domain of the teacher - within a broader context.


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