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Creating Innovation in the Education Sector: Policy Implications

Anne Aidla, Reelika Irs () and Kulno Türk ()
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Reelika Irs: University of Tartu
Kulno Türk: University of Tartu

Chapter Chapter 19 in Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies, 2012, pp 371-388 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract The aim of this chapter is to propose some policy implications for improving the education sector’s innovation in schools through introducing ideas for leadership advancement, and shaping organizational culture and performance management. This chapter consists of two studies. In the first study, school principals and head teachers (n = 57) and teachers and support personnel (n = 501) from Estonian secondary schools were questioned. In the second study, 2,125 teachers and 296 principals from Estonian general education schools participated. For statistical analysis factor analysis, correlation analysis, analysis of variances and t-test were used. As a result of the two studies, several policy implications can be brought out to raise the effectiveness of general educational system and its ability to support innovation. For ensuring schools’ performance, performance management needs to be taken into consideration in school management. This includes dealing with organizational culture which supports both task- and relationship-oriented approach. Schools should not be only concentrated on achieving academic performance, but on managing and developing school environment. This includes valuing teachers’ work and their part in achieving schools’ objectives. Therefore, more attention should be turned to creating teachers’ motivational system (including pay-for-performance) as well.

Keywords: Organizational Culture; Academic Performance; Performance Management; School Performance; Education Sector (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1548-0_19

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