COURSE TITLE: Educational Administration and Management
COURSE CODE: EMP 411
Instructions to Candidates
(a) This paper consists of six questions
(b) Answer ANY FOUR questions only
Efficiency of school administrators is determined by existence of a good organization
(a) Discuss any four elements which can be used to structure organizations.
(b) Briefly explain the majorcomponents of an organization.
- The scientific /classical theories contributed a lot of structuring and management of education.
(a) Discuss the main contributions of the following components to the management of education.
(i) Henri Fayol-(6 marks)
(ii) Max Weber
State three criticisms labelled against this theory.
3.Delegation is the process by which managers assign to subordinates the right to make decisions
& act in certain situations.
a) Discuss five principles that are useful when delegating authority
b) Outline five barriers to delegation and explain how to overcome them
4 a) Periodically schools experience diverse changes in management and curriculum. How
can a leader institute a new change in his/her school
b) Discuss some of the strategies that can be used to overcome resistance too change
- The Constitution of Kenya (2010) has the Bill of Rights at its core while the Kenya Vision
2030, acknowledges the need to reform the education and training to create a sector fit for
purpose. This has led to the policy provisions embodied in Sessional Paper number 14, of
- Discuss the key elements in this document in relation to management of education
(a) A leader is made and not born. Discuss
b) Distinguish between the following theories and styles of leadership
i Democratic and Laissez faire leadership styles
ii. Transformational and Transactional Leadership styles
iii. Functional and Contingency theory
iv. Theory X and Theory Y