Ahmad Talebian, Shahram Salavati


The adoption of innovation is a cultural and managerial challenge for the modern educational systems. In the educational systems, managers/principals play significant roles to a successful innovation adoption. This paper evaluates the relation between philosophical mindset (comprehensiveness, introspection and flexibility) and motivation of educational innovation adoption. Through a survey, the data were gathered from 213 secondary school principals. Testing of hypotheses, using Spearman correlation coefficient, indicate that philosophical mindset and its dimensions positively associated with motivation adopting educational innovation. The results of Mann-Whitney U-test indicate significant different between male and female principals’ in terms of philosophical mindset and its dimensions as well as their motivation in educational innovation adoption; the average scores obtained by female were significantly higher than male principals.


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