The course is suitable for new and more experienced academic managers who work in schools that exclusively teach young learners, or schools that teach a combination of adults and young learners.


- To develop an consciousness of key issues in relation to management of young learners
- To explore influential theories related to young learners  and their psychological, linguistic and social development
- To develop a range of practical techniques and strategies to manage young learner courses, students and teachers more effectively
- To work collaboratively with an online community of practicing academic managers, sharing problems, best practice and solutions.


The course focuses on the following:
Policies affecting academic affairs, administration and management, the legal aspects of academic calendars, research, degrees, diplomas and certificate and transcript learning resources, library services, instructional resources, instructional services, audio-visual media services, programme learning services, learning resource centre's and laboratories, Academic freedom and academic personal policies and administration- academic organization, personnel records recruitment, terms of  appointment, orientation, promotion and staff relations organization and administration, tenure, rights and responsibilities, role in governance, collective negotiation, work load assignment. Personnel development programmes and administration in institution of higher education.


The course examines educational policy issues in an international context and takes students through issues like educational planning in comparative perspective and education in a changing global context. It addresses the influence of Information Communication Technology (ICT) on learning strategies, management of learning within organizations ant the potential of evaluation to influence organizations and people to be more goal effective.

Indicative Content:

PART I : Educational Policy

Globalization and education: Education and Growing global market, Benefits and challenges of globalization for education, Impact of globalization on classroom management

 Objectives of Education Policy: Development of human resource through access to education without discrimination, Promotion of culture and Peace, Dispense moral, intellectual, Social, Physical and Professional education, Promote Science, Technology and Information and Communication technology,

Essentials of Education Policy: Access, Quality and Relevance as Parameters of Education Policy; Considering education as a sector, Planning and management in short to medium term, Participation of different partners, Balancing access, quality and relevance, providing access to women and children from poor families and rural areas, ICT education as an essential component.

Policy for Special Needs: Policy to cover needs of vulnerable sections such as physically and mentally challenges, disabled, orphans, street children, girls, suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Management of Educational Institutions: Management of all type of Educational Institutions such as Primary education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Technical education, Professional education, Higher education on sound Professional lines; Cultural, Social and economic parameters  

Institutional Arrangement for Compliance: Higher Education Council (HEC), National Examination Council (NEC); National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC); National Quality Control System (NQCS);

Financing of Education: Finances for private sector educational institutions; Finances for students such as scholarship, Bursary, Education loan etc; Needs, Issues and Challenges. 

Education Policies and Systems of different Countries: Education policies and systems in developed and developing countries; Modernization without Westernization: the Chinese education experience.

PART II : Educational Planning

a)      The concept of planning: meaning, importance and characteristics of planning

b)      Planning stages

c)      Planning steps

d)      Advantages of planning

e)      The concept of educational planning

f)       Meaning and root to educational planning

g)      Focus and characteristics of educational planning

h)     Approaches to educational planning:

•      the social demand approach

•      the man power requirement approach

•      the cost-benefit analysis approach

•      the tracer studies approach

•      the labor market approach

•      the cost effectiveness analysis approach and

•      the sector wide approach

i)       Criticisms to old approaches to educational planning

j)        The concept of Strategic Planning: Meaning, origins of and characteristics

k)      Roots to education

l)       Stages of strategic planning

 PART III: Educational Administration

a)      The concept of Educational Administration

b)      The concept of theory

ü  The development of administrative thought

ü  Classical school of thought

ü  Human relations school of thought

ü  Behavioral science school of thought

ü  Post-behavioral science approach

c)      Schools as open systems

d)      The learning organization and its impact on the operation of schools


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