Evaluation of school and college leadership programmes shows that leaders and managers often need better understanding of the management of financial and real resources. Educational Resource Management provides a summary of the main issues, an application of these to the real-world situations in which leaders work, and a framework for the operation of effective systems in schools and colleges. Examples are drawn from a wide range of countries - from the authors' own observations, practitioner experiences and publications. The book opens with an overview of educational resource management and the public and private provision of educational facilities. It then looks at the criteria by which the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of educational resource may be judged. Further chapters cover cost structures, budgets and asset management, providing an opportunity to demonstrate aspects of financial and resource decision-making in educational organisations. The book concludes with a review of current tensions in resource management in education and some pointers to further study.
Educational Resource Management
Institute of Education Press