Ensuring ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’ and promoting ‘lifelong learning opportunities for all’ are core goals of the UN’s Post-2015 Agenda, making education planning a crucial component in the establishment of more equitable societies and sustainable economies.
This course provides those involved in education and development planning with a clear understanding of the necessary requirements, processes and considerations for establishing a well-resourced, well-regulated and equitable education sector, based on a realistic assessment of the available resources.
Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes around strategic education planning, such as demography and enrolment forecasting, teacher training, and gender considerations. By applying strategic planning tools and analysing best practice models throughout the course, participants will leave equipped to utilise the policy cycle to plan for an efficient and fair education sector that is sustainably financed and tightly regulated to promote development.
A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic education planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:
Education, economic growth and social development
International policy and education: the post-2015 education and development agenda
Demography and enrolment forecasting for education planning
Efficiency concerns in an education system: value for money
Gender and education
Education in the margins: conflict, marginalised peoples and minorities
Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.
The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:
- Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
- Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
- A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
- Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
- Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
Understand the principles of developing, constructing and implementing strategic plans
Contribute to effective organisational change
Apply the key principles of education planning in their country or organisation
Assess and develop individual and institutional capacity
Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
Better meet stakeholder needs
Examining and focussing on the differences in primary, secondary, vocational tertiary and institutional planning for education Methods and skills and different levels
Examining the role of the policy cycle in education planning
The role of research in policy
Participation and involvement in the policy Exemplars of the role of evidence in policy
New Agendas? New Priorities?
Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda Engagement with the international sphere Building new objectives into national plans
Examining disadvantaged and marginalised students and their place in education
Determining principles of leadership and policies to improve education outcomes for affected groups
Leadership in schools and institutions
Making curriculum choices for economic development
Societal change through education: values and citizenship, better health, sustainable development
“21st Century Skills”
The “teacher gap”
Methods and structures of teacher training: lifelong learning for teachers
Changing educational focus through training
Good governance in education
Ensuring effective use of public money
Management and leadership principles in education governance Reforms & Institutional capacity building
The Role of M & E in Education Planning/Development
Review processes: monitoring the system and delivery
Testing tools and measurement of attainment and progress
Lessons learned in developing countries
Public funding for education; Cash transfers for attendance; Public/private partnerships; International donor funding
Issues of efficiency, equity & sustainability
Drawing lessons from experience
Delegates' introductions and discussion of experience Strategic policy choices
Strategic Planning Process and tools
Private sector engagement
Key take away points
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment - generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic education planning content into these structures
Presentations on case study of delegate's choice (5-10 minutes)
Examples of good practise and challenges encountered
What ideas have come up this week that could usefully apply?
Wrapping up: key messages from the week
What is important in strategic education planning and why?
PS: Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice.