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Critical analysis of : School Principals in Transition Conflicting Expectations, Demands Jorunn Moller Done by : Table of Contents 1
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Critical analysis of : School Principals in Transition Conflicting Expectations, Demands Jorunn Moller Contents Title Page ……………………………….……………………………… Table of Contents …………………….………………………………… I- Introduction- ……..………………………………… II- Article Analysis- …………………………………… III- Discussion ………………………………………………….. A. Principal role- …………………….……… ......... B. Teacher role- ………………………………….. C. Style and leadership model- ……………………. D. Ethics- ……………. ………………..……………. E. Relationship- ………………………………… F. Organization culture and change- ……………. IV- Conclusion …………………………………………………. V- References …………………………………………………… Pag e 1 2 3 3 3 3 3-4 4 4-5 5-6 6-7 8 9 2
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I. Introduction In this report we will give you an in depth analyzing of the article written by Jorunn Moller “School Principal in Transition.” by looking first at the Education System in Norway where “Education for all” is the main percept and the authority in charge of the education is the Ministry of Education, Research and Church affairs. II. Article analysis The main focus in the article is on the principle role in implementing the change approach suggested by the government. The government is simply suggesting a decentralized system in schools; which can help utilizes available resources more efficiently; Along with a new national curriculum. Taking in consideration the balance between teachers' autonomy, principals' control and interference in teachers work, and students' opinion. That brings us to the goal of the change approach. It's basically about changing the school culture from non-interference in classroom activities or teachers work to a more collaborative culture. The approach created more responsibilities for both principals and teachers as they are expected to be professionals and to reflect on their actions on a daily basis which caused more pressure as paperwork increased. III. Discussion A. Principal role So what is the expected role of the principal? Normally when we think of a school principal job the first thing comes in mined is to keep the school working efficiently towards its goals .Which we think is very important as in some cases the staff could lose track of the goal during the change process .Here comes the other role of the principal ,which is to make sure his staff understand the change goal and convince them of the importance of the change for the teachers themselves ,the student and the school in general ;"when people ask why focus on the benefits that the change will provide them and the
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