Building on research conducted for their previous book, School-Based Management as School Reform, the authors of volume report on their investigation of a site-based managed urban elementary school and its attempts to implement reform. On the basis of their findings, they propose four `imperative' conditions for the school's success. The authors conclude with general thoughts on site-based management and school reform, and offer ideas on policies, structures and professional development that they believe could enhance positive educational change.
Portrait of a Successful School
The Learning Imperative
The Leadership Imperative
The Community Imperative
The Capacity-Building Imperative
Success, the Four Imperatives, and SBM