Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Examines current practices in schools. A variety of structural and organisational approaches will be considered including middle schools and single sex classes in a co-educational setting. School structures will be examined in the light of the types of relationships they encourage between males and females, between staff and students, within the staff, and between the school and the community. The link between school structures and teaching and learning will be examined.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Examine a variety of current school organisational structures.

2. Examine the relationship between the school and the community.

3. Investigate whole school approaches to educating boys.


  1. Current school organisational structures including middle schools, single sex classes, year level oganisation and timetabling in secondary schools. A variety of case studies of school organisation from urban, rural, primary and secondary schools will be presented.
  2. The relationship between the school and the community. Students will investigate a range of school strategies to involve the community which may enhance the learning of boys, including programs that involve fathers and other community members in educating boys.
  3. Whole school approaches to educating boys. Students will be presented with a variety of approaches to enhance boys learning, and discuss necessary elements in an effective whole school strategy for boys.

Assessment items

Literature Review: Literature Review

Written Assignment: Designing a School Improvement Plan

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard Postings on topics determined by the Lecturer