European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management (ENIRDELM)Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenya, 19 - 21 Eylül 2019, ss.1-12
The aim of this research is to reveal the contribution of completed postgraduate education to school management duties and to develop recommendations for researchers and practitioners in the light of the findings. The research was designed in the case study model. The sample of the study consists of school and education administrators working in İzmir Province who have completed postgraduate education programs. The sample of the research consists of 48 school administrators. The data were subjected to content analysis. Findings are as follows: More than half of the administrators completed postgraduate programs other than the faculty of education. Most of the administrators attended congress as an audience. 70 percent of the administrators are not following any journals. Most of the postgraduate thesis has not been published. School administrators found some courses beneficial in scientific thinking and research, data collection and analysis, science literacy and critical thinking skill and also in system analysis and skills for solving school problems. A few school administrators found the courses not beneficial. Mostly school administrators found presentations by students effective. Their thesis generally improved their working in discipline, researcher qualifications, communication skills and human relations and etc. and also helped them to be qualified in specific areas.
Keywords: Postgraduate Education Programs, School Administrator Training, Educational Management Programs