problem1. According to Bush’s management models of schools, the formal models dominated the early stages of theory development in educational management and the other models developed as a response to the limitations and weaknesses of what was regarded as “conventional theory”.
(a) Discuss the key aspects of the formal model of school management?
(b) By focusing on one of the school management models, describe how this model is different from the formal model and how this model is seen and lived in the Mauritian context.
problem2. “Schools are open social systems with five important elements which are used to transform the organisational resources into educational outcomes”
(a) describe the five important elements and their role in the school organisation.
problem3. In a Mauritian context, what are the major difficulties that a school leader has to face so as to achieve the educational goals? Suggest some solutions so as to address these difficulties.
problem4. Discuss the issue of Performance Management System and its perceptions by the school organisations in Mauritius.
problem5. How can the Educational Administration and school management better implement the Performance Management System as a tool for accountability purposes and professional development?
problem6. You have just been appointed as the new rector of Visionary Secondary School with 30 teachers and 400 students. This is your 1st job as rector and you want to succeed.
(a) prepare two short-term goals that you would establish for yourself (to be accomplished in the 1st month on the job) and two long term goals for the school (to be accomplished during the 1st year). Describe why you selected those goals and your commitment to them.
(b) As the school leader, discuss strategies that you would use so as to satisfy the teachers’ needs and help them to grow within the school.