Educational Resource Management

An international perspective

Derek Glover and Rosalind Levačić


ISBN: 9781787358409

Publication: December 07, 2020

The management of resources is a central duty for school and college leaders, but one for which they are often under-prepared. Good, contextual information and guidance are vital, especially as increased marketisation, international comparison and decentralised governance put additional pressure on leaders to manage their resources astutely. This second edition of Educational Resource Management: An International Perspective is an updated guide to all aspects of this key responsibility and how they are applied in today’s real-world situations across the globe.

Following a detailed overview of funding and resource management in public and private provision, the book looks at the criteria by which the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of the management of educational resources may be judged. It goes on to explore cost structures, budgets and the principles of asset management, all illustrated through case studies that draw on practitioner experiences and the authors’ observations in a range of national contexts. Concluding with a review of current tensions in educational resource management and pointers towards further study, the book is a succinct yet comprehensive guide for school and college leaders. It will be essential reading for those studying the subject as part of Masters and Professional Doctorate qualifications.

Derek Glover is a senior teaching fellow at the UCL Institute of Education and Nottingham University.  

Rosalind Levačić is Emerita Professor of Economics and Finance of Education at the UCL Institute of Education.


1. Educational organisations and their environment
2.  Funding education – public and private systems
3.  The allocation of public finance to education
4. Cost structures in education
5.  The allocation of resources within an educational organisation
6. Budget preparation
7. Financial control and monitoring
8. Evaluating the use of the budget
9. Asset management and capital expenditure
10. Conclusions


Format: Hardback

Edition: Second edition

Size: 234 × 156 mm

196 Pages

B&W illustrations

Copyright: © 2020

ISBN: 9781787358409

Publication: December 07, 2020

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