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  • Human resource management in education - rebalancing the scales
  • Loock C, Grobler B, Mestry R
  • ISBN: 9780627026638
  • eISBN: 9780627028694
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 111 Pages | Published: 2006

The dramatic changes in the South African educational landscape since 1994 have inevitably  produced major challenges for school leaders and managers, not least in the area of personnel  management. This book will help principals and school managers to better understand and deal with the main issues that confront them in human resource management.

These days school principals and governing bodies find themselves in a position similar to that  of a manager in a corporate environment.
This book therefore offers invaluable insights and  specific, practical advice on how to:
  • Restore equilibrium to a system continually rocked by the forces of change
  • Effectively manage the many HR functions in a school
  • Recruit, select and manage the best people for both state and non-subsidised school posts
  • Prevent conflict in a school from escalating, or manage it positively and creatively
  • Train evaluators of teacher performance in formative evaluation under the IQMS system
  • Handle industrial relations and dispute resolution in the school
Principals, school management teams and governing bodies as well as students of school management will find this an invaluable guide to the complex task of human resource management in South African schools. 

Chapter 1 Managing human resources in an educational environment
Chapter 2 The application of human resource management (HRM) functions in schools
Chapter 3 Staffing the organisation
Chapter 4 Conflict management
Chapter 5 Management of educator performance
Chapter 6 Managing industrial relations in education

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