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The Administrative Abilities of Principa ls of Primary Schools
Efstathios Dimitriadis, Theano Didaskalou, Despoina Kaltsidou

Last modified: 2015-09-24

Abstract


The schools of primary education on a daily basis have to cope with a diversity of strategic and organizational issues, such as decision making on educational issues, improvement of infrastructures, cooperation with the Directorate of Primary Education, cooperation with parents and the local community. Nowadays the school has to be flexible and competitive. The growing needs require capable managers with qualifications such as strong personality, leadership, knowledge and mainly developed social and communication skills. For the management of the school, the Principal is required to have management knowledge and a multifaceted and continuous scientific training in topics such as planning, organizing, counselling, assessment, motivation, efficiency, effectiveness, achieving goals, management and human resource management. This study investigates the level of skills of principals, as perceived by primary school teachers of regional unit of Kavala. A survey that was carried out on a sample of 387 teachers showed that teachers consider that the management of teaching staff, the management and administration of the school, communication and relationship with the external environment by their principal is successful. It also showed how important is the role of principal in the development and progress of the school

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