Academic Management is a broad term and it can have various shades of meaning depending on the context you are in. In English Language Teaching, it usually refers to the positions of Academic Director, Director of Studies as well as Senior Teacher and Assistant Director of Studies.
This of course varies from school to school. In one school, a Senior Teacher may partake in key academic decisions, such as syllabus design or choosing a coursebook. In another school, a Senior Teacher might be nothing more than someone whose job is to ensure the teaching staff are completing their admin duties in a timely manner.
The exact role and responsibility of an Academic Manager will always vary from school to school. However, it is arguable that there are overarching features that all such managerial roles have in common. What are these features? How do they apply to management in ELT? Keep reading to find…
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