EPM 312 - Teacher Management

8 April 2019 to 19 April 2019

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Course objectives

  • Explain the main underlying concepts of human resource management and current challenges with regards to teacher management. 
  • Discuss major implications associated with different policy options in terms of teacher recruitment and training, allocation and utilization, and teacher careers. 
  • Use and interpret appropriate indicators used for teacher management. 
  • Discuss different instruments and tools for the regulation of teacher management. 
  • Suggest teacher management reforms. 



1. Challenges in teacher management, human resources management concepts and forward-planning
The first component provides a general overview of current challenges relating to the management of teachers, basic concepts of human resources management and their evolution, and proposes a concrete exercise of forward planning of teacher numbers. (3 days)

2. Recruitment and training of teachers: issues and options
This section deals with the objectives of teacher recruitment and training. It underlines the importance of these two key elements of teacher management and details major aspects of their organization. (1 day)

3. Allocation and use of teaching staff
Using a hands-on exercise, participants will be invited to use diagnostic techniques to measure imbalances in terms of deployment and use of teachers and discuss strategies adopted in different contexts to optimize the deployment and use of teachers. (2 ½ days)

4. Tools and information systems for teacher management
Weak planning, management procedures and monitoring tools often lead to a lack of adequate information required for decision-making and reveal problematic management frameworks. Participants will be introduced to databases for efficient teacher management and regulatory or self-regulatory devices such as codes of conduct. (2 days)

5. Teacher appraisal and career: implications and options
The discussion will focus on teacher appraisal systems and career structures adopted in different countries. A practical exercise helps to understand concretely the costs associated with different policy choices and their applicability in the long term. (1 ½ days)