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Research on Managing School Plant and Educational Planning
Submission Deadline: Mar. 30, 2016
Lead Guest Editor
Nwachukwu Prince Ololube
Department of Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Guest Editors
  • Peter James Kpolovie
    Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Comfort N. Agbor
    Department of Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
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Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
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Published Papers
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Educational planning is concerned with forecasting in educational institutions and school plant planning processes. It concerns itself with distribution of resources and decision-making procedures and concerns regarding interpersonal treatment and interactional planning in school systems. Over the past decades, educational institutions have experienced enormous challenges and changes. In particular, educational institutions have been positioned as a means to contribute to the knowledge economy and gain a level of competitive advantage in the global marketplace by producing competent graduates.

Effective planning is perhaps the most narrowly use tools today to evaluate institutional effectiveness globally. However, with increasing pressure on educational institutions to “do more with less,” educational planning can help to maintain or improve the quality of products and services delivery in educational institutions while at the same time significantly reduce cost of running educational institutions.


Perceptive in educational planning in all levels of education underlie modern day role of education managers and understanding how to move educational institutions forward with a focus on quality, development, implementation, effectiveness as well as support would potentially enhance educational management and/or administration. This special issue of research is a meeting point for the dissemination and explanation of research debates from practitioners, researchers and academicians to the multifaceted problems and changes associated with educational planning.

Unlike other special issue on educational planning, its unique characteristic is that it captures educational planning from a holistic perspective. It looks at the benefits that can be derived from the development, adoption, use and implementation of educational planning strategies from a broad perspective. In this special issue, we see the application of educational planning in education globally and how we embrace it to advance innovation in education management and development.

1. Education policy contexts and educational planning
2. Education reform and change through educational planning
3. Effective educational planning, adoption, use and barriers
4. Globalization of education through educational planning
5. Impact of effective educational planning on employee motivation
6. Impact of effective educational planning on school leadership
7. Information creation and distribution through effective educational planning
8. Knowledge and skills for developing effective educational planning
9. Leadership and management in education applying effective educational planning
10. Methods for integrating effective educational planning
11. Motivation of those who create resources in education through effective educational planning
12. Quality controls and standards of effective educational planning
13. Role and function of maximizing education through effective educational planning
14. Specific applications of effective educational planning
15. Strategies for advancing effective knowledge production through effective educational planning
16. Strategies for modernization of education through effective educational planning
17. The adoption and effective use of educational planning
18. The culture and practices of educational planning
19. The formational hierarchies in educational planning
20. The future of effective educational planning
21. The history and evolution of educational planning
22. The processes of effective educational planning
23. The various types of educational planning
24. Ways of development effective educational planning
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