SYSTEMATIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPALS IN CROATIA PROMOTING QUALITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR ROLE. Methods and types of principals ’ professional development , by Blaženka Jurić-Mrša Krk, June 11, 2007. STARTING POINT.
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Methods and types of principals’professional development, by Blaženka Jurić-Mrša
Krk, June 11, 2007
“Each success in life requires a certain know-how; whether the education for a doctor, basic knowledge of Latin for gardeners or knowledge of basic rules of successful communication is at stake. Unfortunately, there are many people who wish to be or to have all that is possible, but are always steering clear of “knowledge”.
CoraBesser-Siegmund : The power of positive thinking, Mozaik knjiga, Zagreb 2002
Staničić, S., Training of Principals of Primary and Secondary Schools, Program Proposal Zagreb, December, 2005
prema Evald Terhart: Metode poučavanja and learning, str. 136.
The sources of knowledge may be considered to be the materialized methods, since methods are “empty” unless they refer to proceedings with particular source of new knowledge (text, picture, various other media, and even personal experience).
Information from the media
Broad general education
Professional knowledge from the study
Exchange of experience with colleagues
Reviving personal experience
Collecting experience out of school
Learning on own initiativeSOURCES OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE
In the organisation of learning:
“Improving knowledge, skills and competences in teaching, leading and management of professional staff in schools in Croatia”
Project was created in partnership between Agency for Education and the British Council.
Duration of project:
April 2006 – March 2008
Two-years education; completed 1st year with 4 modules
Stimulating mutual and joint learning
Evaluation of the achievement and joint meeting of both project’s teams on 25 May, 2007- achieved sinergy and pronounced care
Presentation of dissemination and round table “Challenges in the concept of professional development of the teachers – exchange of experiences
Some 50 trainers educated for new disseminations
In spite of the need for transparency of performance the principal can not share just about everything with his/her colleagues in the school. What we need is a support from the system and mutual assistance so that we do not grow like trees in the wood, one close to the other, but making alone our way up to the sun.
But that all participants of this process, in partnership and synergy create conditions which will enable us to fly together towards the sun. If we all unite, SKY IS THE LIMIT!
1. Besser-Siegmund, C., Power of positive thinking. Mozaik knjiga, Zagreb,
2. Staničić, S., Management in education. vl. Naklada, Rijeka, 2006.
3. Group of authors: Innovations in primary education, Školske novine, Zagreb, 2002.
4. Meyer, H., Didactic of a classroom’s door-handle. Educa, Zagreb, 2002.
5. Yudelowitz, J., Koch, R., Field, R., Smart things to know about leadership. Capstone Publishing Limited,Oxford, 2002.
6. Terhard, E., Methods of teaching and learning. Educa, Zagreb, 2001.
7. Materials from Module 4.