Course Title: 
School Management
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'School Management' is a course offered in the eight semester of Integrated B. Sc. - B. Ed. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Comprehend the meaning of School Management and highlights the basic principles of School Management.
  • Justify the need for institutional planning. 
  • Infer the need of maintaining different school related records. 
  • Reflect critically on supervision of school, staff and activities.
  • Generate a plan on the institutional functions.
  • Evaluate the existing infrastructure and functioning of the school. 
  • Describe the administrative structure of the State Board of Education. 
  • Differentiate the function of a teacher and the Head of the Institution. 
  • Prepare and maintain the school records.

Unit I: School Management

  1. 1.1 School Management – Concept, meaning, principles, importance, distinction between Administration, Management and Supervision. 
    1.2 Administrative Head – Qualities, Duties and Responsibilities,
    1.3 Supervision and Inspection – Meaning, importance, types and procedure - Accountability – meaning and need.
    1.4 Physical Infrastructure – Availability, adequacy and utilization, management of space, constraints and suggested strategies to overcome it, Concept of School plant.

Unit II: Planning of School Management and School Activities

  1. 2.1 Institutional planning – Meaning, need, importance, steps and areas.
    2.2 School records and registers – need, importance and maintenance.
    2.3 Calendar of events and School timetable – importance, types, preparation and principles involved in their construction.
    2.4 Concept of School complex – meaning, purpose, functions and advantages - Role of SDMC.
    2.5 Co-curricular activities – Meaning – importance - planning and principles.
    2.6 Parent Teacher Association – Formation - role- importance and school organization functions.

Unit III: Teacher

  1. 3.1 Teacher- Teacher as a facilitator, counselor - community leader - second parent and guardian. 
    3.2 Professional skills and competencies of teachers.
    3.3 Class room management – concept, principles, influencing factors and technique of class room management, importance of discipline.

Unit IV: Action Research

  1. 4.1 Action Research – Meaning, scope, importance, identification of problem in school and classroom, steps involved in action research.
    4.2 Teacher as a researcher.

Unit V: Role of Voluntary, Government and Non-Government Organisation

  1. 5.1 Educational Administration – Role and hierarchy (NCERT, DSERT, DIET). 
    5.2 Structure of State Educational Administration and Supervision – external and internal hierarchy.  
    5.3 Role of different boards in monitoring , supervising - supervision reporteducational ladder (DDPI, Block Education Office).
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  1. A critical study of the working of parent-teacher association in any two secondary schools.
    Preparation of an institutional plan.
    A critical survey of co-curricular activities in a secondary school.
    Preparation of an action plan and its implementation.
    A critical study of school health programmes in a secondary school.
    A critical survey of school records maintained in a secondary school.
  2. Preparation of school time table.
  3. Preparation of an academic calendar/school calendar.
  4. Analysis of the changed scenario in the inclusive school and prepare a report on it.
  5. Teacher competencies, Service record.
  6. Head of the Institution.
  7. Teacher Accountability for quality improvement.
  8. Role of CCA.
  9. Activities facilitating all round development of students.
  10. Structure of Administration of State and Central (Comparative Study).