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The analysis of educational plans of primary schools

Kaja Čepin (2019) The analysis of educational plans of primary schools. MSc thesis.

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    The fundamental purpose of public school educational plan is that the school reflects educational practices and finds principles and norms that will support concrete actions of teachers, pupils, school leaders and parents. When introducing the school educational plan, there were doubts about how to raise children in public school. These documents provide lists of offences, recorded as descriptions of certain phenomena of violence or disruptive behavior. If the problem of violence is defined only as an offence, it becomes ethically appropriate to take action against violence, which is seen as an undesirable consequence. However, the school should consider that pupils are exposed to certain typical cultural patterns and behavior and certain types of authority, which influences their behavior. The openness of legalities allows schools to assert professional autonomy for the relevance and success of educational practices. Therefore, they could upgrade their educational plans with additional content sets, protocols of actions, etc., which are not prescribed by the law, but can be actually used by teachers and other professionals. The aim of the empirical research was to analyze educational plans of primary schools and determine differences between them. We wanted to find out to what extent educational plans of selected schools: include definitions of content sets prescribed by the Basic School Act; contain definitions of additional content sets, needed for high-quality education in primary schools but not prescribed by the Basic School Act; and demonstrate the professional autonomy of schools. To this end, we carried out a quantitative and qualitative empirical research. On the basis of "evaluation criteria network of school plans" we identified differences between educational plans of primary schools. We have identified advantages and disadvantages of existing educational plans for primary schools. The results showed that most schools include only definitions of content sets prescribed by the Basic School Act in their educational plans, but not definitions of additional content sets that need to be used for better quality school functioning.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: primary school education plan, educational factors, school violence
    Number of Pages: 53
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Janez KrekMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12540745
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5870
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 10:18
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 10:18
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5870

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