From Empiricism to Total Quality Management in Greek Education

  • Ioannis Karavasilis
  • Ioannis Samoladas
  • Apostolos Nedos
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 73)


Nowadays the education system in Greece moves towards democratization and decentralization. School unit is the cell and the base of the education system. Principal’s role is highly demanding, multi-dimensional, and a critical determinant of school performance and effectiveness. The paper proposes an effective organizational plan of school units in Primary Education based on basic administration processes and Total Quality Management. Using theory of emotional intelligence and Blake-Mouton’s grid it emphasizes the impact of Principal’s leadership on democratizing the school unit, on creating a safe and secure environment and positive school climate and motivating teachers committee to participate in the decision making process.


TQM emotional intelligence Principal Organization plan Primary education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Karavasilis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Samoladas
    • 2
  • Apostolos Nedos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International and European StudiesUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Administration of Primary Education Serres GreeceSerresGreece

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