There are three categories of schools in India: schools run by state or central governments, private unaided schools, and private aided schools. Together they form a diversity of schools from the municipal, middle-income, alternative, low-fee paying, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, NGO run schools, minority run institutions and high-end school chains.
All schools have common regulatory frameworks but differ in their cultures, ideologies, administrative structures and school curricula. The running of a school depends on curricular planning, teacher learning, resource and infrastructure management, fostering community relationships as well as aligning goals, vision and activities. The leading and management of these activities falls to the school lead, both individual and collaborative.
In this course, you will build a systematic understanding of how to run a school and the challenges that arise within this. We give you a grounded, cultural and contemporary understanding of how different categories of school in India are administered and help you develop a nuanced understanding of various categories of schools. This course is a combination of reflective exercises, lectures, hands-on experience and includes case studies and videos.