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The Multifunctional Administrator

Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth

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In 1987 the Commonwealth Secretariat published The Challenge of Scale (editors Kazim Bacchus and Colin Brock). This was an introductory volume to a series of publications to focus on the impact of scale on national educational systems in the small states of the Commonwealth. This handbook concentrates on the demands which are placed on senior administrators who have to undertake a variety of tasks by virtue of a limited range of specialist skills and departments in small state systems. It recognises the very special demands placed on senior managers who live and work in societies distinguished by closely knit, highly personalized networks. It also highlights the vital importance of overseas linkages and their implication for the work of the educational administrator.

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The Senior Education Administrator in Small States

In some respects, small states are not very different from their larger counterparts. They tend to have a colonial past, struggle with weak economies, contain very limited material and human resources and aspire towards improved social goals. Often, they have to rely on the technical know-how, the finance, and sometimes the culture of rich developed countries.

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