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Responsiveness to the rapidly changingenvironment and a set of circumstances might be a key argument for educationalleaders. We addressed the following specific questions: 1 What are your schoolleader’s weak characteristics as a school leader? 2 What are your schoolleader’s strong characteristics as school leaders? And 3 according to you,what kind of characteristics your school leader will need in the forthcomingtwenty-five years as a school leader? The purpose of the study is to determinethe strong and weak characteristics of current school leaders and trying toestimate and draw an overview about characteristics of future school leadersdepending on the views of teachers. The study was conducted by qualitativeinterviewing. The study group in the research was determined by two types ofpurposeful sampling: 1 convenience sampling and 2 maximum variation sampling.The study group consisted of 56 teachers from various European countries. Inthe analysis, NVivo 10 was used and the data were analyzed by content analysistechnique. The results illustrated that weak, strong and estimatedcharacteristics as they were stated by the respondents were consistent in thatthey provided three kinds of data including weak and strong the characteristicsof current school leaders, estimated future characteristics and a picture ofthe criteria to evaluate leadership Educating people undoubtedly will be basedon -human relations- -face to face- and -in the classrooms teaching- whiletechnology and its all kinds of derivatives are presumed only to be the meansto reach the goals.


Leadership; School Leader; Characteristics of Leaders; Leadership in Future

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Sabanci, A. , Şahin, A. & Kasalak, G. 2013. Understanding School Leaders’ Characteristics and Estimating the Future. Open Journal of Leadership, 2, 56-62. doi: 10.4236-ojl.2013.23007.

Author: Ali Sabanci, Ahmet Şahin, Gamze Kasalak

Source: http://www.scirp.org/


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