School administration : for humanness and vitality

Gautama, G (2011) School administration : for humanness and vitality. Learning Curve (16). pp. 40-44.

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Administration. The word carries with it a ring of authority, aloofness; an antiseptic flavour. Starting with word is therefore a poor start. Let us try a different starting point.Schools have structures and processes. Some are intended;the product of thinking by the governing body or staff of a school. Others grow out of nowhere – they are perhaps not planned-but they are real and tangible.It may be possible to say that administration is ‘attention to the intended and the unintended’ structures and processes.Particularly in schools, thanks to the terms such as 'Headmaster’ or ‘Principal’, the term administration suggests that one person is in ‘control’. Nothing could be less true. If administration could also connote ‘culture’ of a school, the way things are done, then it becomes abundantly clear why it never is in the hands of just one person.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Gautama, G
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
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