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Institute of International Education

Department of Education

Educational Management and Leadership

Optional MA & PhD Course Spring Semester 2010

Course Requirements and Grading

I. General
1.1 Theoretical understanding

The course participant shall be able to demonstrate basic knowledge mastery and
understanding of major theories of educational management and leadership and their linkage
to contemporary policy and practice. More specifically, basic knowledge of:

(1) the importance of educational management and leadership;


(2) models of educational management and leadership – goals, structure, environment and
limitations; and
(3) comparison of models of educational management and leadership and their
application.

1.2 Methodological understanding

One of the overriding expected outcomes from this course is that the participant is well
acquainted with the methodological and analytical frameworks used in the study of
educational management and leadership. The participant should be able to demonstrate the
abilities and capacities in comparison of various models of educational management and
leadership and their application.

1.3 Activity

The course participant shall actively participate in course discussions, literature reviews, IIE
regular Thursday Research Seminars and in discussion of course paper themes with a view to
making important and relevant contributions.
II. The Course Examination

2.1 Theoretical understanding

The course participant is able to demonstrate basic knowledge and good understanding of
major theories of educational management and leadership and their linkage to contemporary
policy and practice. Be able to describe and to compare models of educational management
and leadership and their application.

2.2 Methodological understanding

The course participant is able to describe and to compare different theoretical, conceptual and
analytical approaches and to deliberately choose the relevant one(s) for collecting data
according to frameworks chosen and the aims and objectives stated in the paper. She/he
should analyse data/information that is relevant for attaining the aims and objectives of the
paper and is able to evaluate or judge the scope for generalization of the findings presented in
the paper as related to educational management and leadership.

2.3 The essence of the contents

The paper covers and makes a relevant assessment of the course literature that can be chosen
to examine the problem area/phenomenon under investigation which is then supported by
analyses. The scope and analysis of the paper has an important theoretical, conceptual and
analytical base for examine the importance of educational management and leadership and
their linkage to contemporary policy and practice. It should contribute to the discourse in the
related field of international and comparative education.

2.4 Conclusion

Conclusion, generalization and interpretation have support in the description and analysis
made in the paper. There should be appropriate and relevant discussion of questions and
issues regarding the validity and reliability of the paper for educational research. The scope
for generalization of the findings presented in the paper is well discussed.

2.5 Formalia

The content of the paper corresponds to its title. The chapter titles cover the contents of the
respective chapters. The same applies to sub-titles. There is a logical order between different
levels of titles. Citations and references are correctly used in the paper with valid list of
references. Tables and figures are correctly presented in the paper. The language of the paper
is clear, concise and comprehensible.

2.6 Opponent and opposition of another course paper


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The same applies as above, i.e. points 2.1 through 2.5.

III. The Grading System


Grading Scale
Every course participant should fulfil all of or the most important items in
A
1.1-1.3 and 2.1-2.6 and especially 2.1-2.3 of the course paper and 2.6.
B Same as in A but it still needs to make minor revisions of the paper.
Same and in A and B but it still needs to make more essential revisions of
C
the paper.
Every course participant should fulfil fewer items in 1.1-1.3 and 2.1-2.6
D and especially 2.1-2.3 of the course paper and 2.6 than in C above and
needs to make some more essential revisions of the paper than in C above.
Every course participant should fulfil fewer items in 1.1-1.3 and 2.1-2.6
E and especially 2.1-2.3 of the course paper and 2.6 than in D above and
needs to make some more essential revisions of the paper than in D above.
Course participant does not fulfil the requirements. Missing or failing in
Fx whole components of 1.1 -1.3 and/or 2.1-2.6 or important aspects of one or
several of these components. Major revision of the paper.
Course participant does not fulfil the requirements. Missing or failing in
F most of the components of 1.1-1.3 and/or 2.1-2.6 above. Has to rewrite
the paper.

IV. Course Programme

Wednesday, January 27, Room 2503 Vinayagum Chinapah, Zhao Shangwu, Mikiko Cars
Educational Management and Leadership –
10:00-12:00
An Overview by IIE Faculty Members
Wednesday, February 3, Room 2503 Zhao Shangwu
Bush, T. (2003),
The Importance of Leadership and Management for Education; Chapters 1, 2;
10:00-12:00
Models of Educational Leadership and Management Sergiovanni, T.J. (2008),
Part 1*.
Wednesday, February 10 Room 2503 Gunnar Sundgren
Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
10:00-12:00 Formal Models 3; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 1*.
Wednesday, February 17 Room 2503 Holger Daun
10:00-12:00 Collegial Models Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
4; Sergiovanni, T.J.

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(2008), Part 2*.

Wednesday, February 24 Room 2503 Ingemar Fägerlind

Bush, T. (2003), Chapter


10:00-12:00 Subjective Models 6; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 2*.
Wednesday, March 3 Room 2527 Cancelled

10:00-12:00 Group work sessions

Wednesday, March 10 Room 2503 Jonas Gustafsson


Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
10:00-12:00 Political Models 5; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 3*.
Wednesday, March 17, Room 2503 Timmy Larsson
Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
10:00-12:00 Ambiguity Models 7; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 3*.
Wednesday, March 24, Room 1511 Mikiko Cars
Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
10:00-12:00 Cultural Models 8; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 4*.
Wednesday, March 31, Room 2503 Vinayagum Chinapah, Zhao Shangwu, Mikiko Cars
Bush, T. (2003), Chapter
10:00-12:00 Conclusion 9; Sergiovanni, T.J.
(2008), Part 4*.
Wednesday, April 7, Room 2503 Vinayagum Chinapah, Zhao Shangwu, Mikiko Cars

10:00-12:00 Course paper writing guidance given by IIE faculty members

March 31 – April 14

Write-up, Consultation and Finalization of Course Paper


Deadline-Course Paper Submission: Wednesday, April 14 by 10:00 am
Wednesday, April 21, Room 2527 and Room 2427

10:00-16:00 Course Paper - Presentation, Discussion and Examination

(*) Selected further readings.

V. Course Literature
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(1) Main Texbook:
Bush, T. (2003). Theories of Educational Leadership and Management. Third Edition.
Sage Publications Ltd.

(2) Further Readings:


Sergiovanni, T.J. (2008). The Principalship: A Reflective Practice Perspective. 6th
edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Course Leader: Professor Vinayagum Chinapah


Course Assistants: Dr. Shangwu Zhao and Dr. Mikiko Cars