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leadership, unit management, management theories, management functions, decision making, management


Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • They manage basic concepts and principles of organization and administration that govern an educational organization.
  • Understand the impact of the peculiarities of educational organizations in their administrative processes (leadership, promotion, educational policy making, decision making, communication, effectiveness and efficiency of education, management / utilization of financial resources and time).
  • Understand the role of the education system as an essential element of the wider social system and the dynamic environment in which an educational organization operates and the educational system in general.
  • Understand the function of an educational organization as an open social system.


Course content

Introduction to the science of management

The evolution of administrative theory

Management Theories and Models (Weber, Mintzberg, Hersey and Blanchard, etc.).

Educational Leadership and Management

The functions of the Administration

Decision making-

Communication techniques in Management and education

Conflict Management - Presentation-Motivation

The school as an Open and Social System

Schools and their External Environment-Crisis management in the school environment

School culture and school climate

Human Resources in Schools (Information processing, Maslow, McClelland, Expectancy theory)

Effectiveness and Quality in schools (Deming, job satisfaction)


Course description

Management is the most important activity in any organization as it is the one that determines and harmonizes the activities of its individual members to achieve a common goal.

Educational organizations have a wide range of characteristics that differentiate them from other organizations, thus making the role of the teacher in Administration in an educational organization particularly complex. The effective exercise of this role is directly related to the acquisition of comprehensive knowledge and further deepening on the one hand, in basic concepts and principles that govern the scientific field of Management, on the other hand, in the parameters of Management that differentiate it when referring to the organization and management of a teacher. organization.

This course discusses several aspects of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the management of educational organizations.

More specifically, in the first part, basic principles and theories of Management are explored, presenting the evolution of administrative thinking with references to basic concepts and theories that influenced the administration of Education such as bureaucracy, theory of Management through objectives, Systematic approach, theory of Mintzberg, the theory of Hersey and Blanchard, Total Quality Management, etc.

The second part focuses on the basic administrative procedures and their implementation in the educational field. More specifically, the role of leadership and management in educational organizations is examined, where references are made to theories and models of leadership and the characteristics of the effective leader, as well as to the decision-making process, theories of communication, motivation and motivation. , conflict and human capital management.


Foreign language bibliography:

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Burns, J.M. (1978). Leadership. New York: Harper & Row.

Bush, T. (2005). Theories of Educational Leadership and Management. London: Sage Pub.

Bush, T. & Bell, L. (eds). (2002). The principles and Practice of educational Management. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.

Bush, T. & Jackson, D. (2002). A preparation for school leadership: international perspectives. Educational Management and Administration, 30 (4): 417-429.

European Commission. Eurydice (2000). Key topics in education in Europe, vol.2. Luxembourg: Office for official publications of the European Communities.

European Commission: Eurydice (2002). Key data on education in Europe – 2002. Luxembourg: Office for official publications of the European Communities.

Everard, K.B., Morris, G., & Wilson, I. (2004). Effective School Management. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.

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Hargreaves, A. (1994). Changing teachers, changing times: Teachers’ work and culture in the postmodern age. NY: Teachers College Press.

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Kavouri, P. & Ellis, D. (1998). Factors affecting school climate in Greek primary schools. Welsh Journal of Education, 7 (1): 95-109.

 Stogdill, R.M. (1974). Handbook of leadership: a survey of theory and research. New YorkFree Press.


Greek language bibliography:

Αργυροπούλου, Ε. (2007). Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση της Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Κριτική.

EverardK.B. & MorrisG. (1999). Αποτελεσματική εκπαιδευτική διοίκηση (μτφρ. Δ. Κίκιζας). Πάτρα: Ελληνικό Ανοιχτό Πανεπιστήμιο.

GolemanD., BoyatzisR. & McKeeA. (2002). Ο νέος ηγέτης: η δύναμη της συναισθηματικής νοημοσύνης στη διοίκηση οργανισμών. Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα.

Goloub A.L. (2003). Ορθολογική Λήψη Αποφάσεων, Ελλάδα: Φιλομάθεια          

Koontz, H. & O’ Donnell, C. (1982). Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση: Μια συστημική και ενδεχομενική ανάλυση των διοικητικών λειτουργιών. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης.

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Ανδρέου, Α. (1998). Ζητήματα Διοίκησης της Εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Βιβλιογονία.

Ζαβλανός, Μ. (1998). Μάνατζμεντ. Αθήνα: Έλλην. 

Πασιαρδής, Π. (2004). Εκπαιδευτική ηγεσία: από την περίοδο της ευμενούς αδιαφορίας στη σύγχρονη εποχή. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο.

Σαΐτης, Χ. (2000). Οργάνωση και διοίκηση της εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: αυτοέκδοση. 

Σαΐτης, Χ., Τσιαμάση, Φ. & Χατζή, Μ. (1997). Ο διευθυντής του σχολείου: μάνατζερ-ηγέτης ή παραδοσιακός γραφειοκράτης. Νέα Παιδεία, 83: 66-79. 

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