ERIC Number: EJ1102416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Tenured and Non-Tenured School Principals in Greece: A Historical Approach
Katsigianni, Eleni A.; Ifanti, Amalia A.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v48 n3 p225-242 2016
This study deals with the question of tenure/non-tenure of the Greek school principals and its possible impact on their role in the light of the international influences. In developing our theoretical perspective, we draw on the tenure/non-tenure discourse and the centralised bureaucratic and new public management model. After examining the relevant legislation issued from 1836 up to 2015 by following the qualitative content analysis, we find out that in the 1836-1981 period, tenure had become an integral part of the centralised educational system. Since 1981, the introduction of decentralised policies along with the abolition of tenure has resulted in the renewal of the same politics. By linking in a direct way the tenure/non-tenure topic with the international policies, we support the view that in the Greek centralised educational system, school principals have limited power to bring about effective changes at schools regardless of their tenure/non-tenure status.
Descriptors: Tenure, Principals, Foreign Countries, Public Administration, Educational Legislation, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Politics of Education, Educational History, Discourse Analysis, Secondary Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Greece