Available Now: Above and Beyond the Bottom Line
Above and Beyond the Bottom Line
The extraordinary evolution of the education business manager
Author: Karen Starr
Publisher: ACER Press 2012
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About the book
Education is BIG BUSINESS! Stakeholders are many—governments and governors, parents and students, employers and corporations, communities and nations—all with their own agendas, demands and expectations. The business surrounding education is hidden from public view, but is integral to education and student learning.
Above and Beyond the Bottom Line:The extraordinary evolution of the education business manager provides insights into the dynamic evolution and exponential expansion of education business and the rise of the education business manager—now an indispensable member of educational leadership teams.
No longer is the business manager an invisible back-office employee who balances the books. The role is highly complex and accountable and the scope of the work wide-ranging and changeable. Education business managers are professionals holding knowledge, skills and ideas that increase organisational capacity, viability and provision and enable other educational leaders to focus on learning and teaching. Building on research from around the world, this book fills a huge gap in our understandings about educational leadership in its most comprehensive sense, while discussing current issues and considerations for the future.
Above and Beyond the Bottom Line will be an invaluable resource for business managers from all education settings—schools, universities, kindergartens, training colleges—and their professional associations; educational leaders and councillors; education policymakers; advisors and auditors; and scholars and researchers interested in finding out about the extraordinary developments occurring behind the scenes in educational leadership, management and administration.
About the author
Professor Karen Starr, PhD, is the Foundation Chair in School Development and Leadership at Deakin University, Australia. She was a school principal for 15 years and was Chief Writer of South Australia’s curriculum for schools and preschools. In 2004 she won the Victorian and Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award for the not-for-profit sector for her services to education. Karen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Currently she serves on the Board of the Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank, where she is Chair of its Governance Committee.
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