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

10 April 2017 to 21 April 2017
Application deadline: 
17 February 2017
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 delivery of equitable quality education for all.

  • At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the main underlying concepts, approaches and trends in educational management;
  • Analyse existing instruments for the regulation of an education system;
  • Advise the Ministry on the design and implementation of a decentralization policy;
  • Suggest reforms aimed to improve the effectiveness of educational institutions;
  • Use appropriate information tools for the monitoring of the quality of an education system;
  • 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 ½ 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, to identify the core roles that the State has to play in a decentralized education system and to suggest mechanisms to monitor the implementation of decentralization policies. (3 days)
  3. System-level regulation: issues, actors and tools: 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. (2 days)
  4. Institutional and local-level management: approaches and tools: Why the institutional level is crucial in overall educational effectiveness, how to suggest reforms aimed at improving the effectiveness of educational institutions, how to identify factors which facilitate the implementation of change at the institutional level? are the main questions discussed during this component. (3 ½ days)

No required pre-requisite

Profile of participant:

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