10635 Challenges of School Management

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Education

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: Curriculum Design, Development, and Implementation

The course is based on a translation of The Principalship: A Reflective Practice Perspective (3rd ed.), by T.J. Sergiovanni (Allyn and Bacon, 1995); and a reader edited by Ephraim Ben-Baruch and Sarah Guri-Rosenblit.

The course analyzes the major theories in the area of school administration, with a focus on the role of the principal. It presents professional and ethical aspects of the principalís work and examines it in light of relevant theories.

Topics: The theory of educational management; Educational leadership on the school level; The school as an educational community; Cultivating human resources and change processes in the school; The moral-ethical dimension of school management.