Examination of School Managers’ Opinions on Localization in Education

Volume 7 Issue 4
Mehmet Ali YARIM
Pages: 253-261 Download Count : 476 View Count: 566 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1135426 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


In this study, it is aimed to examine the opinions of school principals about decentralization in school administrations. The research is in the qualitative research method. In the research, the phenemology model of qualitative research was used. The study group was selected by purposive sampling method and consists of six school principals experienced in school management. Data were obtained through interview and analyzed by content analysis. According to the results of the research, school principals experience various problems in management, the main ones being pressure from the supervisor, financial inadequacies, personnel shortages and clumsiness and slowness caused by the bureaucratic structure. These problems experienced by school principals are closely related to localization and result from the fact that schools are managed with a centralized structure. School principals believe that decentralization in education is necessary. They think that decentralization in school management will save public money, get rid of the excessive workload of the central government, increase success and efficiency in education, and help ensure adocracy and peace in schools and society. While decentralization has benefits, it can cause some inequalities and negativities. It is recommended to create the necessary environment for this and to make legal and structural preparations.


  • Decentralization
  • decentralization in school administration
  • decentralization in education
  • governance
  • adocracy
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