In the past few years, increasing emphasis has been placed on training in management skills for school principals and administrators. Yet there is little Australian material available on management written specifically for the school situation. "The School Manager" fills this gap with practical guidelines for prospective and current school executive. Drawing on recent theories and research, a team of experienced teacher educators from the University of Sydney highlights five key management roles: planning, communicating, organizing, motivating and controlling. They explore these roles in detail and suggest a variety of activities to help the readers develop their management skills. This book is accompanied by five videos which illustrate the application of these roles in Australian school settings. Together, the book and videos provide a flexible training package which can be used both in a formal training program or for independent study.