Criteria for School Financial Management Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at five criteria for improving a school district's financial management system.
# 150189 | 2,865 words | 21 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that, in the current school financing system of decentralized decision making authority, districts are responsible for raising money to provide education in their own locality. Next, the author reviews five criteria that can help school administrators improve their overall financial management structures such are the concepts of site-based management (SBM), systems setups, communication across the components of the school, use or incorporation of technology and cooperative work groups (CWG) and computer-supporter collaborative learning (CSCL). The paper justifies the importance of these five criteria on the basis of their need and their impact in the overall student performance and financial management.

Table of Contents:
Site-Based Management and Current Financial Setups in Schools
Systems Theory and the Current Schooling System
Communication in Current School Setups
Technology, Cooperative Work Groups and Schools
Current Schools Setup and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)

From the Paper:

"The foundation of the social interdependence principles lies in the belief that the phenomenon of cooperation is an aftermath of the positive ideas and approach of students or stakeholders towards the completion of a similar goal. Kurt Koffka, a psychologist from Gestalt, in his analyses early in the 1900s explained that while the groups of people are vibrant and energetic, the interdependence between the group members is diverse and inconsistent. Kurt Lewin (1948) explained that that interdependence created from having similar objectives becomes the sole reason of existence for the group and allows that group to act as a "dynamic whole". Everything stays connected and communicated so change in one area affects or causes a change in the entire structure of the group.
"The principle of cognitive development allows collaboration to exist side by side with intellectual development. Cognitive growth is mainly an aftermath of the understanding of the different point of views that each individual in a group has. This understanding is important if the group wants to attain any of their group objectives. With respect to the Piagetian theory, the teamwork and collaboration of the students or stakeholders within a specific setting leads to constructive socio-intellectual contests or discussions that result in cognitive dis-equalities and imbalances which causes the creation of understanding different perceptions and intellectual growth."

Sample of Sources Used:

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