Schools and leadership – a critical look

N., Venu (2011) Schools and leadership – a critical look. Learning Curve (16). pp. 24-26.

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Schools and school systems are complex organizations whose work is crucial for social, economic and cultural reasons. Learning outcomes in school systems also contribute to the personal growth and well-being of learners. Yet goals of schooling are often unclear or under-specified,and outcomes are often difficult to measure. Their social and economic function is widely agreed to be critical but education is often starved of resources. In countries like India schools are parts of large administrative structures that are hierarchical and centralized. They function in extremely complex environments with tremendous cultural and socio-economic diversity. The combination of complexity and social importance has led to much concern about the effectiveness of schools and education systems.

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