Opinions of Private and Public Primary School Principals on Organizational Creativity

By Adnan Boyacı and Mehmet Fatih Karacabey.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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In this global age, educational organizations need to respond to the effects of their environments quickly and in an efficient way. Human resources departments with creative skills and behaviors and who are open to new ideas can help organizations better achieve this. The aim of this qualitative research is to investigate the opinions of principals working at private and public primary schools related to organizational creativity. According to the results of this study, the opinions of school principals can be gathered into three themes which include: creative features of school principals in their individual behaviors, school principals’ creative roles at school in administration processes, and the existence of colleagues who support creative behaviors in the school. According to the results of this study, private primary school principals demonstrate more creative behavior, show more creative attitudes, and have more colleagues that place an importance on creativity and try to display and produce more creative behaviors and ideas than school principals in public primary schools.

Keywords: Organizational Creativity, Public School, Private School, Principals

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 23, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 2, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 363.327KB)).

Dr. Adnan Boyacı

Associate Professor, Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Mehmet Fatih Karacabey

Research Assisstant, Educational Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey