About the BookManagement is the primary force within any organization which coordinates the activities of various systems in relation to its objectives. A school being a social organization with specified objectives, the school management means the use of people and other resources to accomplish the objectives of the school.
School management has two major aspects—internal management which covers issues like admission, management of library, laboratory, building, physical, material and financial resources, etc. and—external management which covers relations with the community and outside agencies connected with the establishment and functioning of the school. School management is a cooperative human endeavour and requires the cooperation of teachers, parents, students, community members and local administration for smooth functioning. Though computers are now increasingly used in the management process, it is human element which is the key to all effective management.
The present book is designed as per the new syllabus on school management, and is intended for use by the B.Ed. students of Indian universities. It contains conceptual discussion on school management, participatory and non participatory management and management of various resources. It studies management approaches and decision-making. The book includes discussions on the physical infrastructure of the school in terms of adequacy, availability and utilization along with scores of other issues like space management, delegation of authority, accountability, teacher coordination, liaison with outside agencies including the respective State Education Board, etc.
Besides the students and teachers of school management, the book will prove extremely useful to the managements of various schools across India and different functionaries in Education Boards, departments and agencies related directly or indirectly with education and school management.About the Author/sM. Dash, M.A. (Psychology), M.Ed., D.P.T.T. (Edinburgh), possesses a brilliant academic record in two disciplines—Education and Psychology. He started his professional career as a lecturer and rose to become principal, and deputy director. He has put in 32 years of service during which he held several senior positions.
Dash has written a number of books which have been prescribed by various universities for graduate, postgraduate and B.Ed. students. His thesis on MLC in EVS has been published by Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh as a discussion document for overseas students.
He has participated in a number of workshops, seminars and training programmes organised by NIEPA, NCTE, NCERT and UNICEF. He received the “Jewel of India” Award in the year 2002 being selected by the International Business Council, New Delhi.
Neena Dash, M.A. (Education), M.Phil. (Medalist), Ph.D. is a senior lecturer in Education at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab). She is the author of the book Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs and co author of three books entitled Fundamentals of Educational Psychology, Essentials of Exceptionality and Special Education and Teaching English as an Additional Language. Her books have received overwhelming response from the readers.