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Leaders and Leadership in Serbian Primary Schools

Perspectives Across Two Worlds

  • Jelena Raković
  • Tom O'Donoghue
  • Simon Clarke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jelena Raković, Tom O’Donoghue, Simon Clarke
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jelena Raković, Tom O’Donoghue, Simon Clarke
    Pages 21-52
  4. Jelena Raković, Tom O’Donoghue, Simon Clarke
    Pages 53-92
  5. Jelena Raković, Tom O’Donoghue, Simon Clarke
    Pages 125-152
  6. Jelena Raković, Tom O’Donoghue, Simon Clarke
    Pages 181-207
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-224

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the perspectives of primary school leaders in Serbia as they attempt to navigate its changing political, social and economic situation. As a post-socialist and post-conflict country, Serbia has moved from a state-ruled and planned economy to market-oriented consumerism and competitiveness. In the midst of a rapidly changing and evolving country, school leaders have found themselves on the front lines of a system where infrastructure and support have not been implemented consistently. The clash between the complexities of Serbia’s history and attempts to align education policies to those of the European Union has created unique challenges for primary school leaders: they are expected to be both objects and agents of change in a context where their own political position and relationships with students, parents and the teaching profession at large have been irrevocably altered. By illuminating the perspectives of the leaders themselves, this book emphasises the importance of these actors on the front line of Serbian education: its findings can equally be applied to other post-Communist and post-conflict contexts.

Keywords

Serbian primary schools Leadership in primary schools Post conflict education Sociology of schools Communities and schools Schooling in Serbia

Authors and affiliations

  • Jelena Raković
    • 1
  • Tom O'Donoghue
    • 2
  • Simon Clarke
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  3. 3.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03529-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03528-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03529-7
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