Efthimios Valkanos, Konstantinos Fassoulis, Anna Saiti: PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT

Given that a) education is the key for the socioeconomic development of a country, b) school leadership is a key factor in the effective school performance and c) a school principal is effective when possesses administrative knowledge and skills, the analysis of administrators’ multifaceted roles is of particular importance for a deeper understanding of the professional and leadership development in education. The purpose of this paper is to investigate – through empirical analysis- the current degree of the Greek primary school principals’ administrative professional development and to assess their natural growth in administrative matters related to the operation of their schools. Results showed that knowledge and managerial abilities is the most important factor for the motivation of the teaching staff and the development of a positive and harmonious school climate. Moreover, the Greek school principals seem to satisfy the above factor.
 
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, http://www.edu.uowm.gr/site/journal (ISSN: 1792-8494)