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ERIC Number: EJ1108636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Changes in Education Policies and the Status of Schools in Europe: The Views of School Principals from Eight European Countries
Rinne, Risto; Järvinen, Tero; Tikkanen, Jenni; Aro, Mikko
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v46 n5 p764-788 2016
Neoliberal education policies have altered the operational environments of schools and affected school principals' job descriptions and requirements. As a result of managerialism, decentralisation and marketisation of education, principals are increasingly responsible for profitability, marketing and striving in competition, in addition to their role as pedagogical leaders. In this study, the opinions and views of European principals on the changes in the governing of education, relevance of education, educational transitions and different factors affecting coping with the demands of education are analysed. The views of the principals do not consistently reflect the structures of the national education systems. Questions related to educational equality highlighted the clearest differences. The more unequal the education system, the more important supporting the students in the weakest positions is to the principals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; France; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Slovenia; United Kingdom
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