Autonomy and accountability of the school head: how much is too much?

Bedadur, Nivedita (2011) Autonomy and accountability of the school head: how much is too much? Learning Curve (16). pp. 59-62.

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1982 : A typical school day at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV). The day begins with just the same last minute scuffle for signing the attendance register and collecting class registers. You stand by and watch while the teachers hurry on to class and then to the assembly. Somebody side tracks you with an application for leave. The Activities In Charge gives you input on the day’s events. Assembly over; talk to latecomers, observe classes, teach, attend to parents, office matters, planning for functions, exams, parent teacher meetings. There were days when life was peaceful - and schools, happy places. Principal and teachers collaborated in capacity building measures for the school, self and students.School improvement was the joint responsibility of the staff.What was the role of the Principal? Not beyond being a manager.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 18:18
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 10:45
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