Those tasked with managing today’s educational institutions are confronted with all manner of problems which require them constantly to assess priorities in the face of competing demands. Rising to this challenge requires a rich understanding of the social, economic and political contexts within which schools and other educational institutions must operate. The last two or three decades have seen profound changes in the demands placed on schools and those who manage them. School principals, headteachers and those in senior and middle leadership roles need to be alert to a wide range of issues arising from questions about educational quality, equity and accountability, questions about organisational change and the difficulties faced by schools required to succeed in an education ‘market’. In this module we go beyond mere ‘problem-solving’ techniques to adopt a more purposeful and critical analysis of the problems facing educational institutions today, both in the UK and around the world.
*Please note that although all of the module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.
Dr Gerard Lum
Module assessment - more information
- 1 x 6,000 word assignment (100%)