The Content of School Principal’s Innovative Activity: Relationships between Legislative Framework and School Practice

  • Brigita Janiunaite Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vaida Budreckiene Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: school principal’s activity, content of innovative activity, content of school principal’s innovative activity

Abstract

The principal of a contemporary school must be one of the most active participants of education change. His/her actions, innovatively performed, can determine successful activities of an education institution and its change. However, the activity of a school principal as well as other education subjects is governed by different level structures of education management through specific documents; they might, or might not, involve the premises for accomplishing innovative activity. As a matter of fact, regulations can also determine certain content of innovative activity. With this in mind, the paper aims at answering the following questions: what are the premises allowing (or hindering) the implementation of school principal’s innovative activity and its adequate content; what is the relationship between school principal’s innovative activity content and the statutory regulation, reflected in the reality of school activities. This relationship is investigated in the context of a particular country, Lithuania, because the regulation of school principal’s activity and its practical expression can differ, subject to education policy of a certain country.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.81.3.5794

Published
2013-11-27
Section
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT OF THE PRESENT AND POTENTIAL SUBJECTS IN EDUCATION ON NATIONAL LEVELS