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EDUC439 Strategic Educational Management

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.

Paper title Strategic Educational Management
Paper code EDUC439
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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

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Full Year

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