Managing the Human Resource System in Schools

January 31, 2011

A new book by Allan Odden offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what is known as "talent and human capital." Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education shows how the entire human resource system in schools can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. It addresses recruitment, selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation, and career progression. The goal is to guide educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders, and principals in the country’s schools, especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities. More information is available here.