Politics of Education

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POLITICS
* is the art or science of exercising power and influencing people on a civic, or individual level, when there are more than 2 people involved in formulating and legitimizing politics

*activities associated with the governance of the country or area, especially the debate between parties having power

When administrator attempt to influence the formulation of policies, they are exercising political leadership and that collective bargaining as a political process because it involves the use of power in decision making . So we need to know about the politics just for a better administration.

EDUCATION
*the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, esp. at a school or university: " *the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, and generally of preparing oneself to others intelectually for mature life.

POLITICS OF EDUCATION:
Political aspects of governance and decision making within educational systems and institutions, and political activities related to education in general.

TYPES OF POLITICS IN SCHOOL:
Micropolitics refers to the use of formal (Formal power may refer to position on the corporate ladder, corporate structure or even job function. The principal of our school is a good example who acquires formal power, She/ he has decision-making power in many areas,) and informal power The most powerful person in your department is not necessarily your manager. Instead, the person with the most influence, who can lead others to achieve a goal or accomplish a certain task, may enjoy that position of power. Informal power in an organization refers to the ability to lead, direct or achieve without an official leadership title by individuals and groups to achieve their goals in organizations. Cooperative and conflictive processes are integral components of micropolitics.  

Iannaccone (1975) was the first to coin the phrase micropolitics of...
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