In this course, students explore the roles and responsibilities of the school administrator and learn how educational leadership emerges. Students examine leadership as it relates to leadership styles, policy- and decision-making, personnel management, delegation of authority, collaboration, communication, and diversity. Current research in the area of educational leadership and schools as organized systems is also emphasized.
Predict the effect of improved interpersonal skills in your organization.
Overview of Organization and Administration
Analyze the school setting and educational administration according to systems theory.
Explain the historical perspectives of school leadership, its evolution, and the factors that necessitated changes over time.
Examine how recommended administrative policies affect organizational values.
Assess how values are applied in your organization's culture.
Leadership and Management
Evaluate different leadership styles.
Describe the differences between leadership and management.
Recommend ways a school administrator may use and manage all available resources to meet organizational needs.
Summarize the evaluation factors critical to an organization.
Dynamics of Change
Analyze the effects of change on your organization.
Assess how a clearly defined common mission and a set of organizational values and beliefs support change.
Evaluate the power of diversity in your organization.
Create a plan for internal communication in your organization.
Develop effective communication techniques for all stakeholders.
Illustrate how effective school administrators use collaboration for school improvement.
Formulate a decision-making model appropriate to your organization.
Accountability and School Improvement
Evaluate how accountability influences school improvement in your organization.
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