Above and Beyond the Bottom Line
By Karen Starr
Education is big business. The 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 without it, education and student learning would cease to exist. Above and Beyond the Bottom Line provides insights into the dynamic evolution and exponential expansion of education business and the rise of the education business manager - now an indispensible 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 is wide-ranging and changing. Education business managers are professionals who hold the knowledge, skills, and ideas that increase organizational capacity, viability, and provision, while enabling other educational leaders to focus on learning and teaching. Building on research from around the world, Above and Beyond the Bottom Line fills a huge gap in the understandings about educational leadership in its most comprehensive sense, while discussing current issues and considerations for the future. This book will be an invaluable resource for: business managers from all education settings, educational leaders and councilors, education policy makers, 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.
Publication Date: 3/1/2012