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  • Comenius School Development Project 2006-2007

The results of the teacher survey regarding teachers' beliefs and attitudes about school democracy The results of the teacher survey regarding teachers' beliefs and attitudes about school democracy Presentation Transcript

  • Active School Democracy
    • To Live and To Lear n
  • Comenius School Development Project 2006-2009 Germany – Hungary – Italy – Portugal -Turkey
  • Y ear 1 Teachers’ attitudes and beliefs about democracy View slide
  • What is democracy? (top 3 results) Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey freedom of expression cooperation & activ participation freedom of expression, equal opportuni- ties equal opportunities equal opportunities free & secret elections free & secret elections sharing responsibili-ties, cooperation& active participation cooperation and active participation division of power freedom of expression expression & submission to the will of majority freedom of expression View slide
  • What is school democracy? (top 3 results) Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey participation & respect of rules learning - a right and a duty participation & respect of rules participation & respect of rules participation & respect of rules Who makes the rules will apply them and control their application participation & respect of rules sharing clearly defined responsibilities sharing clearly defined responsibilities school for everyone learning - a right and a duty Who makes the rules will apply them and control their application school for everyone school for everyone sharing clearly defined responsibilities
  • Where can you find information related to the democratic operation of your school? (top 3 results) Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey program of the school pedagogical program school regulations minutes of meetings local admiinistration law of the school school policy pedagogical offer code of conduct colleagues arrangement of school quality management school regulations for teachers and students executive board student adviser service
  • To what extent do you know the documents of your school?
  • How easily can you access these documents in your school?
  • How easy to understand are the documents regulating school life?
  • To what extent do you apply these documents in your everyday practice?
  • Do you think it is a teacher’s duty to know these documents?
  • What do you think about the documents and procedures ensuring the democratic functioning of the school? (top 3 results) Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey discuss with colleagues use/apply them use/apply them Use/apply them discuss with colleagues important to update regularly important to update regularly discuss with colleagues discuss with colleagues participated in elaboration participated in elaboration discuss with colleagues participated in elaboration useless important to update regularly
  • What can hinder the democratic operation of a school? (top 3 results) Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey too many regulations lack of interest lack of interest lack of interest lack of information; interest old routines & reflexes democratic decisions – no change lack of information lack of information decisions are not taken in democratic manner helpless - ness lack of information old routines & reflexes Contradicto-ry regulations people don’t know how to use opportunities
  • How can the democratic operation be improved? Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey fewer, straightforward & more transparent regulation fewer, straightforward & more transparent regulation re-evaluating teacher role s clear definition of rights & duties training revision of democratic framework clear definition of rights & duties training, staff development fewer, straightforward & more transparent regulation fewer, straightforward & more transparent regulation re-evaluating teacher role s revision of democratic framework greater transparen -c y re-evaluating teacher role s clear definition of rights & duties
  • For the democratic operation of the school... Germany Hungary Italy Portugal Turkey put in time & energy my contribution is important my contribution is important my contribution is important i’d like to be actively involved my contribution is important i will have to grow professionally & personally i’d like to be actively involved my contribution is important left as it is i would be willing to put in time & energy everything has been solved put in time & energy
  • Risks and dangers of school democracy... abuse and misuse of democracy and rights , excess , immaturity , misinterpretation of rights and opportunities , parents’ and students’ interference into professional matters , lay people can decide , leading personality influences the decision , the majority decides without thinking , students are more aware of their rights than their responsibilites , majority vote against unpopular , but useful suggestions , overregulation , weakening work discipline no opinion