Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 55-60
Shaping a Public Secondary School Culture of Volunteer Commitment During the Economic Crisis in Greece
Styliani Lalagka, Department of Education, University of Derby, Derby, UK
Areti Valasidou, Department of International European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Received: Oct. 1, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015;       Published: Oct. 28, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20150306.11      View  3630      Downloads  90
Abstract
Times of economic crisis bring changes. Low funding and sequential problems provide new challenges for school community in order to move forward. This paper demonstrates a completely volunteer program for a Greek, public secondary school, involving the whole school community, school staff, students, parents and citizens, and aiming to shape the school culture into volunteer commitment during hard times. Our research is based on secondary data that were retrieved by up to date sources that aimed to discuss the volunteerism and its impact on modern educational leadership. We discuss the case study of Western Australian schools that used a volunteerism program and we discuss how this can be implemented at Greek schools. Working throughout international literature we found a complete volunteer program for organizations and we adapted it for Greek public secondary school. In order this project to be achievable we suggest a transformational leader who is charismatic and visionary to be the head teacher of the school. On reimaging schooling, our assumption was that if a public school could shape a volunteer commitment by all school members then the consequences of economic crisis will be more easily hand able.
Keywords
Transformational Leadership, Volunteerism, Economic Crisis, Secondary School, Greek School
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Styliani Lalagka, Areti Valasidou, Shaping a Public Secondary School Culture of Volunteer Commitment During the Economic Crisis in Greece, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 55-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20150306.11
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