International Journal of Progressive Education
Abbreviation: IJPE | ISSN (Print): 1554-5210 | DOI: 10.29329/ijpe

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(3) 185-201

Difficulties and Achievements Throughout Career Stages: Vice Principles’ Perspectives

İsmail Erol & İsmail Karsantık

pp. 185 - 201   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.12

Published online: June 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 4  |  Number of Download: 19


Abstract

This research aims to study vice-principals' career stages and determine their difficulties and achievements in these stages. The data in the study were obtained with semi-structured interview questions. As a result of our research, twenty school vice-principals were interviewed. As a consequence of the interviews, our data were gathered under three themes in line with qualitative research methods and techniques; sub-themes suitable for the themes were created and interpreted by content analysis. According to the results, the vice principals' main challenges in their career stages are professional competence, lack of sharing information from colleagues, sense of belonging, need for mentors, working conditions, lack of experience, inefficiency, and time management. It was revealed that some vice-principals developed and kept themselves up-to-date with in-service training to overcome the difficulties. At the same time, some received support from experienced and older administrators. Based on the interviews' data, it was resolved that the past encounters and experiences in the challenges faced affected the vice principals. It was assumed that these difficulties were easily overcome by the experienced vice directors, who worked as a principal for a long time.

Keywords: School Vice-Principals, Career Stages, Career Difficulties, Career Achievements


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Erol, I. & Karsantik, I. (2021). Difficulties and Achievements Throughout Career Stages: Vice Principles’ Perspectives . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), 185-201. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.12

Harvard
Erol, I. and Karsantik, I. (2021). Difficulties and Achievements Throughout Career Stages: Vice Principles’ Perspectives . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), pp. 185-201.

Chicago 16th edition
Erol, Ismail and Ismail Karsantik (2021). "Difficulties and Achievements Throughout Career Stages: Vice Principles’ Perspectives ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (3):185-201. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.12.

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