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Mission and Change

Institutional Mission and Its Application to the Management of Further and Higher Education. Society for Research into Higher Education

By (author) Graham Peeke
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Oct 1994
Dimensions: w 154mm h 241mm
Weight: 390g
ISBN-10: 0335193382
ISBN-13: 9780335193387
Barcode No: 9780335193387
Synopsis
Graham Peeke reviews critically the concept of institutional mission in higher and further education, and evaluates the claims made for its use. Through case studies, he analyses different methods of establishing objectives, provides guidance on how to operationalize missions so that they are more than just rhetoric, and links institutional change with the development of a strategic perspective in education management. He argues that it is essential to adopt participative methods in mission development, that procedures for operationalization are crucial, and that broad dimensions of mission need to be agreed with the core of the organization. However, given the plurality of educational organizations, he also argues that autonomy is necessary for significant groupings throughout the institutions. This is essential reading for all policy-makers and managers in higher and further education, and for researchers into the management of higher education.

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"Graham Peeke has provided a very welcome addition to the relatively small list of books dealing with mission in higher education...this book will certainly provoke thought of a kind which can only be beneficial to the individuals and to the institution. Mission and Change is an essential purchase for any college or university library, and for many individuals working at responsiblelevels in further and higher education." - Higher Education Review