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PGD-SEI: EDUSEI1-Implications, means and processes

Course Description

This course introduces the notions of school evaluation. It addresses the implications, means and processes of school evaluation, in order to promote school effectiveness and educational innovations. The course focuses on the concepts of school evaluation in terms of the role of school stakeholders in probing, liaising and facilitating the school evaluation process. In addition, the course emphasizes on the means that school administrators, managers and leaders need to initiate, facilitate and materialize to enhance school effectiveness and innovations. Within the process of school evaluation the course elements underpinning school effectiveness and innovation are endorsed. The course highlights global and regional perspectives and contexts of school evaluation in alignment with school improvement and educational innovations


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Useful Websites and Resources

ADEK Media Center


Educate Together

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