Management & Administration in EC (EDEC3004)


This unit focuses on the professional organisation and management of dynamic early childhood services which are responsive to children's, families' and communities' needs, provide quality developmental and learning programs and operate within good business and human resources regimes. Specifically, it covers management, leadership and responsibility issues for supervisors and educators in organising and sustaining early childhood services. Additionally, it helps foster an awareness of the social and political context within which early childhood services operate.

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1x1-hr tutorial/wk, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 11 wks


2500wd policy review or administrative situational analysis (40%) and 2500wd essay or portfolio (40%) and group presentation with report (20%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

96 credit points including 48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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