THE CONTRIBUTION OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE TO PLANNING IN LOCAL EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Evangelos C. Papakitsos, Xanthipi Foulidi, Spyridoula Vartelatou, Konstantinos Karakiozis

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In this paper, we describe the relationship of strategic and operational planning and the need for their implementation to local educational authorities. The relationship of decision-making to the planning process is discussed. The obtained positive results are highlighted, whenever the strategic and operational planning is applied and when the democratic method of decision-making is employed in educational organizations. The aforementioned concepts (operational, strategic planning and decision-making) are studied at the level of local Secondary Education Directorates with reference to school extracurricular activities. The contribution of Systems Science is briefly demonstrated for the management of the planning procedures, by presenting a case-study from the Greek educational system as an example of implementation.

 

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