International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

 

Leadership and Innovation in the Greek Secondary Education: A Structural Equation Model describes the term “innovation”
Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Abstract
The Greek educational system is characterized by, primarily, centralized structure and, consecutively, unified planning and central control. This study focuses on the innovative actions that the head teachers in t he Greek Secondary education system could undertake and discuss two theoretical hypotheses that may explain head teachers’ opinions towards school possibilities to implement outstanding innovative actions. A serious obstacle seems to be the university entrance exams at the 12ed grade of high school because both students and teachers are focused towards them. A test and semi-structure interviews were used to gather data from 121 head teachers of Secondary Education in Greece. The interviews are studied, categorized and analysed by the help of Structural equations in order to comprise valuable conclusions. The Structural equation modelling analysis showed A second-order (CFA) model based on the assumption that all statements of the semi-structure interviews load on nine first-order factors and on tree second-order factors concerning the head teachers views in relation to the term “Inovation”. Implications for further research are also had made.

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