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Educational Administration, Management and leadership in School Education

Educational administration is a process that includes the combined operation through which a country is maintained in good working conditions. It is a process of utilizing appropriate material in such a way as to promote effectively the development of human qualities. It includes all those techniques and procedures employed in operating the educational organization in accordance with established policies. Here the totality of resources are made available and made effective for accomplishing the purpose of an enterprise. Educational administration includes functions like planning, organizing, financing, directing, supervising, inspecting and evaluation. It is also concerned with elements like setting up of goals of education, review, feedback and innovation.

Management in businesses and organizations is the function that coordinates the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives by using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management includes planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization to accomplish the goal or target. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources. Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

The course- Perspectives, issues and research in teacher education is a 60 hour 4 credit course having 36 modules. The time distribution will be as follows:

  1. Self Study through Video & Text - 35 hours
  2. Participation in discussion forum - 05 hours
  3. Web Search/ Library Search - 10 hours
  4. Assessment/Assignment - 10 hours


S.No. Modules
1 Concept and approaches to education administration management and governance
2 Theories of Educational administration
3 Federalism and Decentralisation in Educational Administration and Management
4 Self Study- text & videos & Web search & Library Search
5 Multilevel educational administration, management and governance
6 Comparative Study of Multilevel System of Educational Administration among Some Developed and Some Developing Countries
7 Development of Educational Administration in India in Pre-British Era: A Historical Perspective
8 History and structure of educational administration during British period
9 Landmarks in the development of educational administration in India after independence
10 Constitutional Provisions Governing Educational Administration in India: Sharing of Powers
11 State Acts and Rules Related to Educational Administration in India: A Critical Appraisal
12 Educational Administration: Structure, Functions and Processes at the Central Government Level
13 Educational Administration: Structure, Functions and Processes at State Government Level
14 Educational Administration: structure, functions and processes at the district and sub-district level
15 Administration and Management of Centrally Sponsored Programmes and Schemes for the Improvement of School Education: A Critical Analysis
16 Principles and practices of supervision and monitoring of education system in India
17 School Supervision: Concepts & Theories
18 School Standards and their Evaluation
19 Regulations, Accountability Mechanisms, Regulatory Bodies Guiding the Education System
20 Code of conduct of teachers and professional ethics
21 Academic Support Structures like NUEPA, NCERT, SCERT, SIEMAT, DIETs
22 Resource Centres at Block and Cluster Levels: Structure and Appraisal
23 National Council of Teacher Education: Structure & Functions
24 Program Evaluation
25 Decentralization, Local Management and Governance in Education
26 Decentralized and Participatory School Governance: What and Why?
27 Constitutional provisions and policy framework for decentralised educational governance in India
28 Role of Panchayati Raj institutions in management of educational Institutions
29 Community based Structures for School Governance
30 Role of Civil society organizations in governance of education
31 Role of Non-Government Organisation (NGOs) and community based organisations (CBOs) in school governance
32 Emerging issues and problems of educational administration
33 Human Resource Management in Education
34 Teacher management and development issues
35 Issues relating to management of Continuous Professional Development of teachers
36 Need and Importance of Research in Educational Administration
  Course Coordinator
Prof. Amarendra Behera

CIET, NCERT, New Delhi

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