Helping you meet new challenges
Many new challenges face school districts today. We at Future Careers Ghana help you develop effective strategies for managing the finances of your school. As a specialist in the training and recruitment of personnel in school management, our professionals are proactive in keeping your financial house in order now and in the future. Our mission is to help you achieve more with less. We provide high quality Business Management and Business Support services tailored to meet your institution’s needs. We help you put more of your money back into the classroom by improving the efficiency of your administration and business management services.
Areas we throw light upon are the components of educational management. These components consist of Educational Planning, Educational Administration, Educational Organisation, Educational Direction, Educational Co-ordination, Educational Supervision, Educational Controlling, and Educational Evaluation.
Being the first aspect in the scope of educational management, planning implies a basic function that is how the aims and objectives are to be realized. Before launching upon a particular educational programme and implementing it the person or authority in-charge or at the helm of affairs is required to take decisions about the methods and strategies for effectively and efficiently achieving the objectives.
Educational Administration plays a vital role in making management of every educational programme grand success. It is a specialized set of organisational functions whose primary purpose is to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of relevant educational services as well as implementation of legislative policies through planning, decision making and leadership behaviour. This keeps an organisation to make focus on predetermined objectives of the programme or system.
An organisation can be defined as stable pattern of interaction, among conditions or groups having a collective identity (a name and a location) pursuing interest and achieving given tasks and co-ordinated through a system of authority. Organisations are social units deliberately constructed and reconstructed to seek specific goals.
It is essential that there must be an authority or an order or a policy for providing direction to the management of every educational programme and for taking decisions in solving the problems. For this direction is necessary for giving leadership in order to implement the programmes and carrying out the entire management.
For making smooth management of every educational programme for resulting in adequate realization of its goals or objectives, there is need of ensuring co-ordination and co-operation among the multifarious resources. Through this coordination all facilities will be unified and all services are harmonised. So through this aspect of educational management different kinds of resources especially human resources have to be interrelated or co-ordinated for utilising the resources properly in an effective manner.
Educational administration and supervision are now regarded as the total process of making any educational programme a success. For this, there is the need of ensuring and maintaining good inter-personal relationships between the administrator and supervisor, the supervisor and teachers, teachers and pupils, school and community.
Educational supervision is the means to co-ordinate stimulate and direct the growth of the teachers, to stimulate and direct the growth of every individual pupil through the exercise of his/her talents towards the achievement of richest goals.
Controlling is exercised through proper technique that is the evaluation. Controlling is not similar to evaluation but it is meant to fulfill the purposes of evaluation.
In order to fulfill the purposes of evaluation, the techniques of control are the policies, the budget, auditing, timetable, curriculum, personal records etc.
Educational controlling involves the human elements in relation to the management of an educational programme. All those involved in the educational programme should have to discharge their duties efficiently and effectively by being controlled.
Being the last but not the least aspect of educational management, educational evaluation is an integral part of it as it determines the degree of realisation of educational objectives or goals as well as the effectiveness of it; for this there must be evaluation short-term or long-term, periodic or continuous and formal or informal.
This is necessary for bringing about improvement as desired in the management of educational institutions in the light of past experiences that may be failure or success or both. It is also desirable that both internal and external agencies need be involved in evaluating the achievement and performance of the individuals concerned with management.
Various systems and subsystems should be assessed and reviewed from time to time. For this evaluation of student’s achievement and teachers’ performance should be done in a comprehensive and continuous way.