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High Schools Principals’ Administrator Behaviour Forms

Author(s): Semra KIRANLI

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 229;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: High schools principals | administrative behaviour | qualitative research | interview technique.

This research was conducted in order to find out the administrative behaviour styles of twentystate and five private high school principals in Eskişehir city center in 2006-2007 educationalyear. In this research, literature related to the educational administration field was scannedthoroughly and with the assistance of some experts in the field, interview questions were selected.Interviews were sound recorded and written notes were taken simultaneously. Themes and subthemeswere extracted from the transcribed interviews in cooperation with the experts in the fieldof education and in qualitative research. Descriptive analysis was used in presentation of findingsand interpretations. As conclusion the principals have been found to be practising “participative,sharing, caring people, consulting, innovative, democratic, reconciliatory, informative,rewarding, role-modelling, paternalistic, law implementing, authoritarian, novice, laissez faire,intolerant, self interest focused” administrative behaviour styles. Additionally differences in theoperational ways of private and state high schools led to different responses to some questions bystate and private high school principals.
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