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THE NEED FOR LEADER CREATION AMONGST ROMANIAN SCHOOL PRINCIPALS – EDUCATIONAL POLICY ANALYSIS
THE NEED FOR LEADER CREATION AMONGST ROMANIAN SCHOOL PRINCIPALS – EDUCATIONAL POLICY ANALYSIS

Author(s): Adina-Petronela VECHIU
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Preschool education, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , History of Education, Educational Psychology, State/Government and Education, History of Psychology, Individual Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Pschology, Neuropsychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Clinical psychology, Organizational Psychology, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis, Evaluation research, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Association of Social and Educational Innovation (ASEI)
Keywords: transformational leadership; transactional leadership; educational management; school climate;

Summary/Abstract: Many theories of leadership and organisational climate gave been formulated over the years. This paper focuses both on transformational and transactional management and on supportive organisational climates. The theory of transformational educational management was developed as a response to the need for reform in educational systems in the 1970s and 1980s. The central convincing argument for educational staff was the assumption that a transformational leader motivates both teachers and students through increasing their consciousness regarding operational objectives and inspiring them to forego personal interest in favour of the organisational ‘greater good’ (Marks and Printy , 2003, p. 375). This strand of theory attributes certain leadership factors to the transformational leader like idealising influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualising consideration amongst others.The transformational leader came about as a response to the need for schools to be led successfully through innovative reforms. This type of leader underlines and accentuates ideas of change, innovation and the influence teachers have in these processes. On the other hand, transactional leadership is based on promoting a negotiation model which helps reaching a certain motivation level. This level is usually expressed through an accepted amount. Conversely, transformational leadership refers to certain assumed responsibilities and moral principles. Both leadership models aim to improve school environments, ultimately targeting progress through building leadership capacities amongst all those involved in facilitating school activities (apud Nedelcu, 2013).

  • Issue Year: 7/2020
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 35-50
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English