School Power through Cooperation and Shared Vision
AbstractIn the 21st century "knowledge" has knocked with a new paradigm, giving it the strength that has always characterized it, but at the same time, the fragility along the new and uncertain environment. Policies and reforms for a knowledge society are closely linked to educational institutions in their continuous improvement. Thus, strengthening of school through effective management is required to promote long-term success. This study, aiming at the creation of a collaborative environment in school, influences on its effective management. Its aim is to give the answer to the question why older models of leadership and culture of isolation have led to mismanagement of educational institutions. Such factors as leadership philosophy, old models, hierarchical view of authority and power, and low level of trust are in the focus of the study. Through qualitative research, this study provides findings based on interviews with school leaders, specialists in Educational Directorate of Durrës and a focus group, in a broad study extent. This study aims at improving school management to promote success and achievement.
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