Prerequisites: Nil.

This introductory overview course examines the purpose, structure, and function of educational organizations, with emphasis placed on formal structural arrangements and on informal groups and individuals addressing their interrelationships in the school settings. The course is intended to introduce students to areas that will be addressed in more depth in succeeding courses, and will include attention to decision-making; communication; authority, power, and influence; group leadership; conflict management; organizational culture; school planning and improvement; administrator-staff relationships; school-community relations; and law. The course will make use of in-basket activities as a process to address contextual issues.

Credit cannot be held for both this course and 01:541.

3 lecture hours per term , one term

Successors: 01:554, 01:555, 01:557, 01:558, 01:560, 01:562.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 01:552 in the BU Course Transfer Database.