School based management: A concept of modest entitivity with modest results

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This paper discusses the concept of school-based management (SBM), often also called whole school reform. The paper is in four sections: (1) A description and discussion of what is meant by school-based management; (2) a review of the literature about its implementation; (3) a review of its effects on students; and (4) some general conclusions. The main arguments are that SBM is a concept of modest entitivity and that this contributes to the only modest achievement effects that have been attributed to SBM reforms to date when higher quality evaluations are performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-145
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Personnel Evaluation in Education
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


  • Achievement
  • Comer
  • Comprehensive school reform
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • School based management
  • Urban school reform
  • Whole school reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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