International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Characteristics of a School Leader According to the Views of School Principals: A Qualitative Study
Ali Sabanci, Ahmet ┼×ahin, Gamze Kasalak

Abstract
The purpose of the study is to determine the strong and weak characteristics of current school leaders and trying to estimate and draw an overview about characteristics of future school leaders depending on the views of school principals. The study was conducted by qualitative interviewing. The study group in the research was determined by two types of purposeful sampling: 1) convenience sampling and 2) maximum variation sampling. The study group consisted of 29 international educational leaders (Principals). In the analysis, NVivo 10 was used and the data were analysed by content analysis technique. As for the future leadership characteristics the respondents gives the first priority to skills about making use of technological opportunities and second to professional management skills.

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