EPM 311 - Organization and Management of the Education Sector: Systems and Institutions

9 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Application deadline: 
9 March 2018
Training location: 
Paris (France)

Course objectives 

To impart the necessary knowledge and skills to enable participants to contribute actively to the design of reforms of structures and processes of educational management which are favourable to the realization of the Education 2030 Goal: "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the main underlying concepts, approaches and trends in educational management;
  • Identify the main issues to be considered when designing and implementing a decentralization policy;

  • Suggest reforms aimed to improve the effectiveness of schools;
  • Discuss different instruments and tools for the regulation of an education system, in particular in higher education;
  • Use appropriate tools for the monitoring of quality and equity in relation to education systems;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing on major reforms to improve educational management.



  1. Introduction to the concept of educational administration and management: The first component discusses the main underlying concepts and approaches and the major trends of education management. (1 day)
  2. Decentralization: options, implementation and system monitoring: After explained the concept of decentralization and different related approaches to it, this component describes how critically to analyse the arguments for and against different decentralization policies, to design a decentralization policy to improve equity and quality in education, and to identify the core roles that the State has to play in a decentralized education system. (2 ½ days)
  3. System-level management: approaches and tools: issues, actors and tools: This component is aimed at examining the key role played by two actors in the school-level management: the head teacher and the school communauty. (1 day)
  4. System-level regulation: problems, actors and tools at higher education level: this component discusses both traditional and more recent instruments for the regulation of an education system, and will discuss how they can be used for educational reform, in particular at the higher education level. (2 days)
  5. System monitoring: this component discusses the concept of quality monitoring and itsdifferent tools, with specific attention given to inspection services.(1 ½ day)


No required pre-requisite

Profile of participant:

In addition to the criteria mentioned in the introduction, actors involved in education management