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    A critical examination of contemporary literature and research on the theory and practice of strategic educational management across a range of education sectors. The Internet is used as one of the principal delivery systems.

    This paper is not confined to teachers and leaders from primary and secondary schools. Participants from the early childhood sector and from tertiary institutions have also enjoyed success in this paper.

    About this paper

    Paper title Strategic Educational Management
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
    (i)Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii)This paper is normally available in alternate years.
    Teaching staff

    Dr Sylvia Robertson

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
    Course outline


    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will
    1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of the broader context in which educational management operates, in particular the historical contexts of educational reform and educational law developments in New Zealand
    2. Critically analyse the national and international conceptual and research literature on a number of educational management topics, ranging from the external setting of cultural, social and economic contexts to the internal elements of organisational effectiveness
    3. Develop knowledge and understanding of strategies that will enable the effective management of students' needs
    4. Identify evidence and argument for and against their own workplace practices that focus on managing the range of students' needs
    5. Demonstrate their professional capability to produce quality written communication skills and to work collaboratively with fellow participants


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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