Gerasimos Antypas


The promotion and implementation of educational innovations by the principal of a school organization is an important challenge that he is called upon to undertake together with the teachers of the educational organization. This paper focuses on leaders̉ actions to encourage the organization and implementation of innovations in the school organization. In the present work, an attempt is made to investigate in a sample of 104 directors of Primary Education in the Region of Western Greece issues related to the necessity and climate of introducing innovative actions in the school organization they serve, the suitability of specific models - leadership style for implementing innovations in school organization and encouraging and supporting actions to implement innovations in schools. The research highlighted the need for education through the implementation of innovative actions with an important factor being the existence of a positive communication climate through a democratic leadership style. Innovation incentives seem to be related to having a relevant master's degree, training and years of management, while in-school training as an innovation support action seems to be related to the years of management. In fact, the success of an innovative action is never guaranteed, but it depends on many factors, making the role of the principal in the school organization crucial.


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