Strategic Planning in Education Research Paper by Nicky

Strategic Planning in Education
A look at the importance of strategic planning in high schools.
# 148612 | 3,138 words | 17 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2011 in Education (Administration) , Education (Jr High/High School)

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This paper takes an in-depth look at the necessity of strategic planning for high schools in light of changes in technology and their impact on young people. In particular, the paper notes the importance of flexibility when setting goals for educational institutions. The paper cites the work of Dr. Micheal Porter and his theories on strategic planning. According to the paper, Dr. Porter notes that strategic planning is a continuous process in which the institution must measure the efficiency of educational and teaching strategies to the unmet needs of students over the long-term. The paper concludes by summarizing the past outlooks of strategic planning to today's concept of flexibility, especially in an educational institution. An appendix with a table is included.


From Predictability to Turbulence: How Strategic Planning Processes Are Adapting
Strategic Market Planning and Social Networking Are All Critical For Effective Educational Institution Strategic Planning
Six Sigma and Strategic Planning: Another Level of Precision Is Introduced
Appendix A

From the Paper:

"Given how turbulent the first years of the 21rst century have been from an economic, globalization, and social context, it is clear that strategic planning processes for learning institutions including private high schools must move away from static, rigid and institutionalized processes to be more agile and capable to responding to change more efficiently. Nowhere has this revolution from an institutionalized process standpoint been more evident in the progression of strategic planning techniques in the last two decades. An example of this progression is the progression of the theory of comparative advantage as defined by Dr. Micheal Porter in a series of books detailing competitive strategies and the Harvard Business Review article, The Competitive Advantage of Nations (Porter, 1990, where Dr. Porter defines his determinants of competitive advantage as all centering on personal productivity."

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