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Title:School-based management: stakeholder participation and the impact of stakeholder values
Author:Botha, R.J.ISNI
Periodical:Africa Education Review
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:educational management
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18146620701412126
Abstract:One of the current international trends in educational reform is the devolution of decisionmaking powers from central government to school level. This trend is related to a move towards institutional autonomy, the so-called site-based (i.e. school-based) management of institutions, which refers to the issue of self-management of the institution. School-based management is no longer an option but, rather, a reality in South African education. Legislation and policy documents all point South Africa firmly towards a school-based system of education management. The new policy framework for decentralized decisionmaking is also embedded in the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996. This enables each school in South Africa to renew its management in a responsible and effective way. In spite of its widespread implementation, school-based management has locally received only moderate attention in terms of stakeholder participation and the impact of stakeholder values on the school-based management process. In response to this, this article is an attempt to incorporate a strategy to conceptualize stakeholder participation in school-based management and assess the impact of stakeholder values on the school-based management process. This philosophical review of the literature on school-based management also aims at raising and answering some of the questions about stakeholder participation and stakeholder values in school-based management in South Africa, where educational reform is the norm rather than the exception. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]