Specialized Courses Programme (SCP)
Planning and management of human resources
21 April - 2 May 2014
Serious efforts have been made in many countries of the world to improve the efficiency of education administrations by adapting to new management approaches, including in the area of Human Resource Management (HRM). Teachers constitute a major part of the human resources in the education sector and their wage bill represents between 75 and 80% of public education spending in most developing countries. Therefore they often constitute a major focus of discussions about human resource management reform in the public sector. After providing an overview of key concepts of HRM and of the major challenges relative to teacher management, this course deals with different policy options with regards to teacher recruitment, training and career, and their respective consequences with regard to cost and qualitative aspects of the education offer. The participants will furthermore be familiarised with a few modern HRM tools and techniques that can contribute to the effective planning, monitoring and management of teaching staff.
The central aims of the course are to:
- Equip participants with the necessary knowledge to contribute to informed debates on current teacher policies and management issues in a comparative perspective;
- Promote their understanding of the key characteristics and major tools of Human Resource Management and their meaning for teacher management;
- Enhance the participants’ skills to apply selected major HRM tools to deal with teacher management issues in their specific context.
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