Examining the Roles and Competencies of Principals of Project Schools in Terms of Accountability

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Usul F., Kocabaş İ.

Education Quarterly Reviews, vol.4, no.2, pp.81-90, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.31014/aior.1993.04.02.199
  • Title of Journal : Education Quarterly Reviews
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-90


The aim of this research is to examine the roles and competencies of school principals working in project

schools in terms of accountability, based on the views of school principals. This is a qualitative research which is

based on the phenomenology design. The working group is chosen among the most well-known project schools

in Istanbul using the maximum variation sampling method. Interviews were held with 12 school principals

working at the Science High School, Anatolian High School, Social Sciences High School and Anatolian

Religious High Schools in the 2019-2020 academic year. The data obtained from the interviews are coded using

content analysis method and different 3 themes such as supervision, the functioning of education and integrity

are obtained. In this context, it is indicated that project school principals felt themselves accountable most since

they have a right to determine the managers and teachers they want to work with. It came to the conclusion that

school principals cooperate with their internal and external stakeholders in all matters for the development of

their schools.