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Management Theory and Practice
 
 
Management Theory and Practice
Course in Business Comunications
 
Management Theory and Practice

The following course in Management Theory and Practice is provided in its entirety by Atlantic International University's "Open Access Initiative" which strives to make knowledge and education readily available to those seeking advancement regardless of their socio-economic situation, location or other previously limiting factors. The University's Open Courses are free and do not require any purchase or registration, they are open to the public.

The course in Management Theory and Practice contains the following:

  • Lessons in video format with explaination of theoratical content.
  • Complementary activities that will make research more about the topic , as well as put into practice what you studied in the lesson. These activities are not part of their final evaluation.
  • Texts supporting explained in the video.

The Administrative Staff may be part of a degree program paying up to three college credits. The lessons of the course can be taken on line Through distance learning. The content and access are open to the public according to the "Open Access" and " Open Access " Atlantic International University initiative. Participants who wish to receive credit and / or term certificate , must register as students.


Lesson 1: BASICS OF ADMINISTRATION AND EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT MEANING OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

There is no defining definition of educational management because its development has drawn heavily on several disciplines like economics, political science and sociology. Most of the definitions of educational management which have been offered by write are partial because they reflect the particular sense of their authors.

"Educational management is the theory and practice of the organization and administration of existing educational establishments and systems."

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Lesson 2: Importance of management in educational institutions

Educational management is a field of study and practice concerned with the operation of educational organizations. There is no single generally accepted definition of the subject because its development has drawn heavily on several more firmly established disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics and general management. Interpretations drawn from different disciplines necessarily emphasize diverse aspects of educational management and these varying approaches are reflected in subsequent chapters of this book.
Bolam (1999: 194) defines educational management as ‘an executive function for carrying out agreed policy’. He differentiates management from educational leadership which has ‘at its core the responsibility for policy formulation and, where appropriate, organizational transforma- tion’ (ibid.: 194). Writing from an Indian perspective, Sapre (2002: 102) states that ‘management is a set of activities directed towards efficient and effective utilization of organizational resources in order to achieve organizational goals

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Lesson 3: History of educational management in Mexico

Education in Mexico is regulated by the Secretariat of Public Education. Education standards are set by this Ministry at all levels except in "autonomous" universities chartered by the government (e.g., UNAM). Accreditation of private schools is accomplished by a mandatory approval and registration with this institution.
The 1917 Constitution provides that education should avoid privileges of religion, and that one religion or its members may not be given preference in education over another. Religious instruction is prohibited in public schools; however, religious associations are free to maintain private schools, which receive no public funds. Proof of Mexican citizenship is required to attend public schools for free.

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Lesson 4: Bases of strategic management

Strategic management provides overall direction to the enterprise and involves specifying the organization's objectives, developing policies and plans designed to achieve these objectives, and then allocating resources to implement the plans. Academics and practicing managers have developed numerous models and frameworks to assist in strategic decision making in the context of complex environments and competitive dynamics. Strategic management is not static in nature; the models often include a feedback loop to monitor execution and inform the next round of planning.

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Lesson 5: Characteristics of educational management

Educational management, the name implies, operates in the educational organizations. There is no defining definition of educational management because its development has drawn heavily on several disciplines like economics, political science and sociology. Most of the definitions of educational management which have been offered by write are partial because they reflect the particular sense of their authors.

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Lesson 6: Models of educational leadership and management

Managerial leadership assumes that the focus of leaders ought to be on functions, tasks and behaviors and that if these functions are carried out competently the work of others in the organization will be facilitated. Most approaches to managerial leadership also assume that the behaviour of organizational members is largely rational. Authority and influence are allocated to formal positions in proportion to the status of those positions in the organizational hierarchy..

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Lesson 7: Components of the educational management model

School leaders across the nation are exploring ways to better educate students and improve school performance. School-based management (SBM) offers a way to promote improvement by decentralizing control from central district offices to individual school sites. It attempts to give school constituents--administrators, teachers, parents and other community members--more control over what happens in schools.
Endorsed by many organizations, including the National Governors' Association, SBM is being tried in districts of varied size and wealth. But so far, we have only a small bit of knowledge about how to make SBM work.

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Lesson 8: Characteristics of educational management model

Management of education in modern conditions should be focused on result. Final result of an educational system is a kind of personality of an individual, capable to provide competitiveness of national economy, high level of spiritual culture of the society, development of high technologies. The problems of educational resources management that arise as part of modernization in education make it relevant to work out the theory of education management process. The main distinctive feature of this theory is its innovative character.".

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Lesson 9: Dimensions and standards of the model of management

There is a difference of opinion among performance appraisal experts on the exact meaning of standards of performance. Some use the definition "the conditions that will exist when the job segment is well done." Others use the definition "the conditions that will exist when the job segment is done in an acceptable manner." Although the difference between "well done" and "acceptable" seems to be slight, the difference is very significant. The following two examples illustrate the difference.

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Lesson 10: Model of educational strategic management tools

One cannot say that there is a “perfect way” to conduct strategic planning. However, what is generic to strategic planning and management are certain typical stages involving similar activities carried out in a similar sequence. Any management involves four basic stages: analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. In the education sector, the management operations related to “upstream”, planning work consist of: (i) system analysis; (ii) policy
formulation; (iii) action planning.

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