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Leadership styles in special education

Trichas, Panagiotis-Christos; Avdimiotis , Spyros

This study focuses on the exploration of leadership styles adopted by principals of special schools. Moreover, the study examines -in association with the leadership style- the degree of teachers' job satisfaction, as well as the extent to which the selection criteria for school principals are appropriate for the special education sector. In addition, the study aims to explore the possible relationship between the leadership style adopted by school principals and the level of teachers’ job satisfaction. Towards this scientific purpose a qualitative research was administeted, among 69 teachers who work in special schools in Northern Greece. Findings indicated that transformational leadership is the basis upon significant educational and organization issues should be addressed.

SUBMITTED: AUGUST 2019, REVISION SUBMITTED: DECEMBER 2019, ACCEPTED: JANUARY 2020, REFEREED ANONYMOUSLY, PUBLISHED ONLINE: 15 MAY 2020
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