chapter  5
School Management Myth: Good Management Makes Good Schools
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This chapter draws upon and extends a series of attempts to question the role and effects of managerialism in public sector organizations. It exam­ ines some of the social and moral costs of managerialism. It looks at the dark side of the new relations and new organizational forms which managerialism brings into play. I shall paint a grim picture, but some grim­ ness is necessary in order to counter the powerful common sense of the dis­ course of managerialism. I am not asserting simple 'truths' here; rather, I intend to explore some complex paradoxes.