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Conflict Management and Resolution through Site-based Management
An overview of the use of school-based management (SBM) in US schools.
# 147379 | 2,550 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 27, 2011 in Education (Administration) , Education (General)

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This paper explains how school-based management (SBM), or decentralized management, is growing in popularity in many of the US school districts. It goes on to provide a study of the impact of efficient conflict resolution strategies on rich suburban and poor urban school districts that have adopted site-based management as a tool for better decision-making structures.

The changing role of Principals
The role of teachers in SBM
The role of Parents/Community in the SBM setup

From the Paper:

''In the past 3 decades, SBM setup in order to design better conflict management strategies has grown and expanded into three main categories: The first is the Principal authority, the second managerial decentralization or the authority of the teachers and the third is where the community and parents of the children have the ultimate authority. The first type where the principal has the authority, the parents and teachers can express their opinions and suggestions but the principal's decision is considered to be final. In the second type where the teachers have control, a committee of teachers is made up by voting from all the faculty members and this committee then makes the decisions of what the school needs and how can they get it. Parents can also be a part of committee at times. The third type of SBM setup is built because of the belief that the parents and the community will decide what is right for the children and the community in the long run. These three types of SBM have significantly maneuvered the education system to a place where we can see schools being more managed and organized as well as being more capable of molding the students in the academic setting to attain higher achievement levels (Arnott and Raab, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arnott, M.A. and Raab, C.D. (2000). The Governance of Schooling: Comparative Studies of Devolved Management. Routledge. London.
  • Bryk, A., Sebring, P., Easton, J., Luppescu, S., Thum, Y., Nagaoka, J. and Bilcer, D. (1998a). 'Chicago School Reform: Linkages Between Local Control, Organizational Change, and Student Achievement. The American Educational Research Association. San Diego.
  • Bryk, A., Sebring, P., Kerbow, D., Rollow, S. and Easton, J. (1998b). Charting Chicago School Reform: Democratic Localism as Lever for Change, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • David, J. (1996). The Who, What, and Why of Site-based Management. Educational Leadership, 53-4:4-9.
  • Gleason, S., Donohue, N. and Leader, G. (1996). 'Boston Revisits School-Based Management' , Educational Leadership, 53-4:24-7.

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