Participatory – collaborative administration of a school unit – the role of the Teachers’ Council

Koutsiai Georgia, High School of Tsaritsani, Greece
Ioannidou Irene, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Published online: 27 April 2018, JCETR, 2(1), pp. 15-20.

URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-189631, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3598446

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Abstract: The present project refers to the results of a quantitative research performed throughout the region of Larisa about the application of participatory administration in Greek schools. More specifically, it concerns the participation of the Teachers’ Council in decision making on subjects revolving around the function and administration of a school in Greece (our country), all according to the European educational and political expansion of democratic and participatory processes. The results showed that, on its majority, participatory administration is applied, and that is quite satisfactory. Decisions on subjects regarding school function are mostly collaborative and followed by all members of the Teachers’ Council, who declared that only sometimes are they called to validate a principal’s already taken settlement. However, most educators are adamant on the need to improve the role of the Teachers’ Council, proposing mostly the right election of scholar administrators, the need for clear separation of jurisdiction between teachers and principals, the offer of motive and the possibility of bigger flexibility in school units.

Keywords: Leadership, administration, participatory administration, decision-taking, effectiveness