Rektors ledarskap och organisation i Montessorifriskolor – en intervjustudie av tre rektorer

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Title Rektors ledarskap och organisation i Montessorifriskolor – en intervjustudie av tre rektorer
Author Svensson, Elisabeth
Date 2018
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Svensson, Elisabeth (2018). Rektors ledarskap och organisation i Montessori- friskolor – en intervjustudie av tre rektorer. (Principals leadership and organization in Montessori-schools - an interview study of three principals). Pedagogik, Institutionen för Skolutveckling och ledarskap, Fakulteten för Lärande och samhälle, Malmö universitet. The research that has taken place has consisted of interviews with principals in two Montessorischools (F-6, F-9) and one Montessori-inspired school (F-6). My purpose with this study was to investigate how principals pedagogically lead and organize the daily work connected with how the school structurally is built and lead. The interviews have been accomplished by a manual with questions and are semi-structured. I have with a phenomenologically approach tried to describe, interpret and analyze the principals daily work from respondents own perspective. In my analysis, I have used the complexity theory in order to understand and interpret the complexity of the school organization and two models of leadership, transformational and transactional leadership. The result of the analysis shows that the Montessori-school principals strategically consciously work with attitudes and methods of working in the context of learning and teaching. I have identified a basis for how school leadership can be practised within the Montessori pedagogy. I have also in my analysis established the fact that many of the characteristics of the Montessori pedagogy correspond with what is stated in the curriculum of the compulsory school (Lgr 11). In relation to the leadership of the principals I have been able to state the fact that both a transformational and a transactional leadership are represented in the three schools. I have made the complexity in the principal’s leadership evident in the relation to the organization of the schools and have identified an obvious challenge and conflict of interest between the main organization, that is controlled by the committee, and the principal and the staff of the the schools. My analysis clearly shows that the opinion of all three principals is that the daily work in the school organization is complex. I make a comparison with the complexity theory, which indicates that when the abstract and the simplified issues in the daily work meet with the more concrete and complex issues, this will cause difficulties in the organization. .The study can hopefully increase the knowledge of principals’ leadership related to the organization in Montessori-schools and be complementary to further research in this field.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle
Language swe (iso)
Subject Complexity theory
curriculum of the compulsory school
Montessori pedagogy
principals
transactional leadership
transformational leadership
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