THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION
Code: 12066
ECTS: 7
Departament: Department of Education and Distance Learning
Field of Study: Education Sciences
Teacher:
Susana Henriques
Área Científica: Education Sciences and Sociology
E-mail: susana.henriques@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit provides students with knowledge on the organization and management theoretical foundations of schools and education, offering them a broad and critical overview of the school as a human and systemic phenomenum. It intends that students understand the relationship between the theoretical foundations of educational organization and management and school reality.


Competences:
Students are expected to be able to:
• Identify the major theoretical paradigms relevant to the field of School Administration;
• Identify key aspects in this area of knowledge;
• Analyse educational organizations and theirs complexity.


Contents:
1. The scientific field of Educational Administration and Management, its multidisciplinary nature and its development in the world and in Portugal.
2. The different theoretical perspectives of organizational analysis in schools and the features of educational organizations: the bureaucratic, professional, 'loosely coupled system' logics.
3. The major topics of current research in Educational Management and Administration:
3. 1. Decentralisation and school autonomy.
3. 2. (Macro and micro) adjustment of educational management.
3. 3. School organisational analysis: formal and informal structures; hierarchy, pressure groups, conflict, negotiation, power and culture of the school.


Bibliography:
BARROSO, J. (2006). A Regulação das Políticas Públicas de Educação: Espaços, Dinâmicas e Actores. Lisboa: Educa/Unidade de I&D de Ciências da Educação.
BARROSO, J. & PINHAL, J., org. (1996). A Administração da Educação – Os Caminhos da Descentralização. Lisboa: Edições Colibri.
CANÁRIO, M. Beatriz (1998). Construir o Projecto Educativo Local: Relato de uma Experiência. Lisboa: IIE.
http://www.dgidc.min-edu.pt/inovbasic/edicoes/livros/ccoge/ccoge10.htm.
FREITAS, C. V. (1997). Gestão e avaliação de projectos nas escolas. Lisboa: IIE.
http://www.dgidc.min-edu.pt/inovbasic/edicoes/livros/ccoge/ccoge07.htm.
GREENFIELD, W. D. Jr. (1999). "Para uma teoria da administração escolar: a centralidade da liderança". In: SARMENTO, Manuel Jacinto, org., Autonomia da escola. Políticas e práticas. Porto: ASA.
LIMA, L. C. (1998). A Escola como Organização e a Participação na Organização Escolar. 2ª ed. Braga: Universidade do Minho.


Format:
E-learning


Workload (hours): 182
Contact Hours: 40

Assessment:
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt