This course is conceptualized within the spectrum of school improvement and educational change. The course is designed to explore the contexts and dimensions of school improvement and implementation. Primarily this course endorses the broad perspectives of school improvement implementation. The course pertains to the knowledge and skills relevant to design school improvement or development plans in alignment with school performance standards and explores paths for overcoming encountered challenges, limitations and delimitations that hinder the praxis of school improvement. Students will draw upon the collaborative, global, regional and local professional practices relevant to school improvement plans.
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