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Managing Finance and External Relations in South African Schools

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The central purpose of this book is to consider the concepts and principles of the important areas of educational leadership signalled by Nelson Mandela. The aim is to develop improved understanding and practice of the management of external relations and resources in schools. The text is on theory and research and uses South African case examples and activities to encourage reflection and personal development. It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at those who lead and manage in schools or support them in a professional role. The authors are experts in the field of educational leadership and management.

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In line with recent trends around the world (Sayed, 1997, p 354), many postapartheid initiatives to reform education in South Africa are based on the assumption that the participation of educators, learners and parents can enhance schools’ effectiveness (Mosoge and Van der Westhuizen, 1998, p 73). As noted in previous chapters, this includes the decentralisation of some responsibility and authority from central government administration to various ‘lower’ levels, including individual schools and their governing bodies. Moreover, open enrolment now means that parents have the right to choose a school for their child, irrespective of catchment boundaries and the former nature of the school, and local management of schools formula funding links school income to learner numbers.

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