Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education
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By Allan R. Odden
Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what has become labeled as “talent and human capital.” Grounded in extensive research and examples of leading edge districts, this book shows how the entire human resource system in schools―from recruitment, to selection/placement, induction, professional development, performance management and evaluation, compensation and career progression―can be reformed and restructured to boost teacher and principal effectiveness in ways that dramatically improve instructional practice and student learning. Strategic Management of Human Capital in Education guides educators towards putting more effective teachers, teacher leaders and principals in the country’s schools―especially in poverty-impacted urban and rural communities―equipping those teachers and principals with instructional and leadership expertise and rewarding and retaining those who are successful in attaining these objectives. Drawing from cases, experiences and deliberations from a national task force, this book outlines a comprehensive framework for how to transform current human resource management practices into authentic, strategic talent management systems in order to improve student achievement.