Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module opens with an introduction to some ideas about rational choice and public choice theory. It goes on to consider finance and economics of national education systems including evidence from different countries about site-based management, the autonomous institution and marketisation of education; management control and cost-effectiveness; the resource management cycle; allocating and managing budgets, managing premises and learning resources, and managing time. The module specifically incorporates an international and comparative perspective.

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate an Informed understanding of the implications of international and national contexts for educational policy Understand the relationships between national and local policy and strategies for continuing improvement in education Analyse and interpret critically Exercise independence of thought and strategic thinking Retrieve, select, and evaluate information from a variety of sources Apply strategic perspectives to the deployment of resources I order to secure quality In education Play leading roles in strategic leadership and management

Timetabled teaching activities

10 x 3 hour sessions

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Other essential notes

This module is available as 20 and 30 CATS variants

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: IE904-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%
30 CATS (Module code: IE904-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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