Perspectives of School Principals on Their Own Task

TURAN S., Yildirim N., Aydogdu E.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.2, no.3, pp.63-76, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-76
  • Keywords: school principal, task perception, school administration
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study was to examine perspectives of school principals on their own task. Data were collected through semi-structured interview and analyzed through descriptive analysis. The interviews of each school principals took about thirty minutes. According to the findings of the study, school principals feel themselves responsible for the quality of human interactions and the financial issues related daily operations of school. While principals were facing problems with stakeholders and financial issues, they indicated that they are uncertain about the future of task or profession of principalship. At the same time participants indicated that a school principal should be a person having features such as open to communication, patient, honest, having knowledge of pedagogy and management, having teaching experience.