Delegation and Coordination: Tools for Effective School Management
Keywords:School Based Management, Professional Management, Delegation, Coordination
There is an increasing awareness around the world for incorporating professional management into traditional public services. Similar trend has been encompassing the school education sector in the form of school based management. It would be appropriate to analyze the prevailing practices of school management in the context of similar reforms being initiated in India. This paper is an integral part of the doctoral dissertation in management area – ‘A study of Management Practices of Secondary Schools’. The objective of this paper is to explore the status of delegation and coordination aspects of school management. A sample of 188 secondary schools was selected through stratified sampling technique. The primary data was collected through self designed questionnaire and interview schedules. Chi-Square Test and simple percentages were used to analyze the data with the help of SPSS-17. The findings reveal that more delegation to be facilitated by the educational administrators. Despite the dearth of coordination committees, the nature of coordination between the school head and staff and among the staff members is good. The study suggests the policy makers to facilitate faster reforms and enhance accountability.
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