The headmaster and the school education system

Sharma, Rashmi (2011) The headmaster and the school education system. Learning Curve (16). pp. 27-29.

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The headmaster is the leader of his or her school, but also part of a larger ‘system’, which comprises an institutional structure, a set of management practices, theories and practices about the nature of learning, approaches and specific strategies for equity. The overall goals of the system, and consequently of a government school headmaster, are embedded in the Constitution, the legal framework and government policies. These, however, have to be interpreted against the social context in which the school is situated. The extent to which these goals can be fulfilled depend on the characteristics of 'the system’ i.e., institutional structure and capacity, political and administrative ethos, assumptions about the child and learning, management and pedagogic practices.

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