Project: Master in Educational Leadership

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
EdLead 2013 690411.0 543848-2013 3 years National on-going
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
December 01, 2013 November 30, 2016 November 30, 2017 http://edlead.edu.rs/

Project summary

In order to improve student learning in Serbia, competencies of principals and other education leaders – vice-principals and school team leaders, school board members, employees in education sectors of municipalities, regional school authorities and national education institutions, and also in the education NGO sector - need to be improved. In order to achieve this wider objective, and also as a response to the increased interest of Serbian policy makers in educational leadership, as exemplified by the recent adoption of Standards for competencies of principals, we aim to create a modern and flexible 60 ECTS Master program that will be jointly implemented by four largest state universities in Serbia. Individual courses in the program will be offered as professional development (PD) courses. Development of the Master program and PD courses will be our first specific objective. As the second specific objective, we wish to establish Educational Leadership Network for exchange of experiences, discourse on educational leadership, and consideration of issues in educational leadership in Serbia and recommendations for their improvement.

In the pre-implementation phase, needs analysis of principals and other educational leaders will be undertaken, as will the review of state of the art and effective leadership preparation programs; syllabi, teaching methods and materials and QA mechanisms will be developed in detail, and video-conferencing and e-learning equipment put in place; 25 academic staff will be trained to be teachers in the program, and 25 experienced principals and 25 employees in local and regional school authorities will be trained to both raise their educational leadership competencies and be mentors in the program. In the implementation phase, 50 Master program students and 25 PD courses attendees will be enrolled and will attend the courses. Courses will be modular and interactive, with the strong practical component and flexibility of learning pathways.

Objectives

1. The major aim of the project is to develop and implement a joint, modern, interdisciplinary 60 ECTS Master program in Educational Leadership, including professional development courses, that will address Serbian Standards for Competencies for principals, Law on the Foundations of the Educational System and Strategy for Development of Education, as well as be built on rigorous research evidence and Bologna principles. The program will be modular and practice-oriented, and will increase competencies of aspiring educational leaders, school principals and middle management, as well as of school boards and employees in local, regional and national educational authorities.

2. The second aim of the project is to establish an Educational Leadership Network for exchange of experiences, discourse on educational leadership, identification of issues in educational leadership in Serbia, and formulation of recommendations for their improvement.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Curriculum Reform

Subject areas

  • Teacher training and education science

Partners

University of Kragujevac, SRB Project coordinator
Jelena Teodorovic Contact person, Branka Arsovic, Snezana Marinkovic, Lidija Zlatic, Verica Babic (Verica Babić), Ilijana Cutura, Biljana Stojanovic, and Violeta Jovanovic
University of Nis, SRB
Jelena Maksimovic Contact person, Marina Matejevic, Zorica Markovic, and Jelena Petrovic
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Olivera Knezevic-Floric (Оливерa Кнежевић-Флорић) Contact person, Stefan Ninkovic (Стефан Нинковић), Sladjana Zukovic (Слађана Зуковић), Stanislava Maric Jurisin (Станислава Марић Јуришин), Milena Letic (Милена Летић), Ljubica Vlahovic (Љубица Влаховић), Boris Popov (Boris Popov), Ljiljana Siriski (Љиљана Сиришки), and Kristina Ivsic (Кристина Ившић)
University of Belgrade, SRB
Danijela Petrovic (Danijela Petrović) Contact person, Ivana Petrovic (Ивана Петровић), Svetlana Cizmic (Светлана Чизмић), Milanko Cabarkapa (Миланко Чабаркапа), Tinde Kovac-Cerovic, Maja Jovanovic (Маја Јовановић), Bojana Dimitrijevic (Бојана Димитријевић), and Tijana Jokic (Тијана Јокић)
Association of High School Principals in Novi Sad, SRB
Stanko Matic Contact person
Head Teacher Association of Primary Schools in Novi Sad, SRB
Zoltan Ardjelan Contact person
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Mirjana Bojanic (Mirjana Bojanić) Contact person and Zoran Masic (Zoran Mašić)
Institute for Educational Research, SRB
Slavica Sevkusic Contact person
City Municipality Zvezdara, SRB
Sonja Stamenovic (Sonja Stamenović) Contact person
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, ROU
Ovidiu Gavrilovici Contact person
University of Szeged, HUN
Tibor Barath Contact person
University of Jyvaskyla, FIN
Mika Risku Contact person
Netherlands School for Educational Management, NLD Ex project partner
Huub L.M. Friederichs Contact person

Equipment

University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Computer HP P5TO3EA HP 250 IT equipment - notebook computer 4 Laboratory
Computer Toshiba Satellite P50 t-C-10 i7-6500U IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Office
Computer PC Dell Precision 3420_272731096 IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Office
Computer PC Dell 4030 40 MT IT equipment - desktop computer 15 Classroom
Computer PC Dell 9030 40 IT equipment - desktop computer 5 Office, student services
Monitor Dell E2216H IT equipment – other 23 Classroom, office
Video-conferencing Cisco - CTS-SX20N-12X-K9, SX Quick set Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1 Faculty of education, Uzice
Networking equipment Cisco SG 100-24 24-port Gigabit Switch IT equipment – other 1 Server room
Networking equipment Cisco 1941/K9 IT equipment – other 1 Server room
Networking equipment Cisco GLC-SX-MMD-1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver module IT equipment – other 5 University of Kragujevac, server room
Networking equipment Cisco GLC-LH-SMD-1000BASE-LX/LH SFP transceiver module IT equipment – other 1 University of Kragujevac, server room
Networking equipment EUROtherm MTIV-09-E-RC IT equipment – other 1 University of Kragujevac, server room
Networking equipment EUROtherm RHT sonda IT equipment – other 1 University of Kragujevac, server room
Networking equipment EUROtherm GSM plugin IT equipment – other 1 University of Kragujevac, server room
Camera Nikon D7100 SET Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Laboratory
Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ410B Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Laboratory
Projector Optoma S321 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 2 Classroom
Projector Acer PL X115H SVGA Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 5 Classroom
Multifunctional device Canon iR2530i MFP A3, Lan, ADF IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Office
Printer Xerox Phaser 3020 bi IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 5 Office
Scanner Epson Perfection V19 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 5 Office
Scanner Mustek ScanExpress 600S A3 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Office
Speaker SW-2.1 375 black Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 13 Classroom
TV Grundig 55’’ VLE6621 BP Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Lobby
Scanner Avision AD 240 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Office
University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Computer Lenovo YOGA 510 IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer HP NOT 250 IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Computer DELL Optiplex 3040 IT equipment - desktop computer 8 Univerzitet, sala 8, sala 38
Computer DocSys IT equipment - desktop computer 1
Video coferencing system Cisco CTS-SX20N-12X-K9 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – Video-conferencing set 1
WiFi Access Point Cisco AIR-CAP2702E-E-K9 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Univerzitet (UNI WiFi)
Multimedia Speaker system Logitech Z533 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1
Projector Vivitek H1186 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1
Multifunctional device Konika Minolta Bizhub 227 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Univerzitet
Smart board IB108IR32 IT equipment – smart board 1

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1 Needs analysis report Report May 31, 2014
1.2 Review of state of art and effective programs Report May 31, 2014
1.3 Consortium meeting at P6 - NSO Training June 30, 2014
1.4 Final report on MA program and PD courses concept Report July 31, 2014
2.1 Draft versions of course syllabi Other products December 31, 2014
2.2 Draft selection of teaching methods and materials Learning resources December 31, 2014
2.3 Consortium meeting at P8 - SZTE Training January 31, 2015
2.4 Finalized syllabi, teaching methods and materials Learning resources March 31, 2015
2.5 Equipment and books in place Learning resources May 31, 2013
3.1 Selection of teachers & mentors for the MA and PD Other products August 31, 2014
3.2 Training of teachers & mentors Training May 31, 2015
3.3 Consortium meeting at P7 - UJ Training June 30, 2015
4.1 Student selection and enrolment in the MA and PD Other products September 30, 2015
4.2 Implementation of Master program and PD courses Training June 30, 2016
4.3 Seminars / workshops of EU partners Training November 30, 2015
4.4 Internships of students at EU partner institutions Training May 31, 2016
5.1 Establishment of ELN Other products October 30, 2014
5.2 Formulation of issues / recommendations Report March 31, 2015
5.3 Meetings with policy makers Other products September 30, 2015
6.1 Formative evaluation of the program Report May 31, 2014
6.2 External evaluation report Report August 31, 2014
6.3 Inter TEMPUS project coaching Report May 31, 2015
6.4 Modern and relevant QA mechanisms Other products April 30, 2015
7.1 Web site Other products February 28, 2014
7.2 Handbook Best practices in Educational leadership Learning resources April 30, 2015
7.3 Master program and PD courses brochure Other products April 30, 2015
7.4 Presentations at conferences Events: Conferences and Seminars May 31, 2015
7.5 Dissemination conferences / student info days Events: Conferences and Seminars May 31, 2015
7.6 Final project conference Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2016
8.1 Accreditation documents Other products April 30, 2015
8.2 PD registration documents Other products April 30, 2015
8.3 Institutionalization of the Master program Other products April 30, 2015
8.4 Continuation of implementation and dissemination Other products March 31, 2015
9.1 Local management and coordination meetings Other products January 31, 2014
9.2 Kick-off and Steering Committee meetings Other products January 31, 2014
9.3 Project monitoring Other products May 31, 2014
9.4 Project reports Report May 31, 2014

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Educational leadership in Serbia: Needs Analysis Study / Analysis Education system, school leadership, professional development, educational leadership Slavica Ševkušić, Jelena Teodorović, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Dušica Malinić, Vladimir Džinović
Abstract
The aim of this report is to provide the analysis of state of affairs in terms of school leadership in Serbia, especially in the domain of professional development needs of school principals.
Educational leadership: Review of current theory, research findings and exemplary preparation programs Study / Analysis Leadership, leadership roles, competencies, practices, leadership standards Slavica Ševkušić, Jelena Teodorović, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Dušica Malinić, Vladimir Džinović
Abstract
The aim of this report is to provide review of state-of-art knowledge in the educational leadership domain in order to inform and assist project in developing top-quality master program in educational leadership.
Liderstvo u obrazovanju - kraća verzija rezimea Study / Analysis liderstvo, obrazovanje, liderstvo u obrazovanju, nastavnici, direktor, školska uprava, kompencije direktora, rukovođenje, škole, osnovna škola, srednja škola Jelena Teodorovič, Slavica Ševkušić, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Vladimir Džinović, Dušica Malinić
Abstract
• Тим истраживача, задужен за прикупљање и анализу података који су неопходни да би се обезбедила емпиријска основа за креирање мастер програма, извршио је екстензивну анализу кључних теоријских концепата, истраживачких налаза који су до сада прикупљени у овој области и ефективних програма који се у области лидерства у образовању реализују у другим образовним системима. На основу ове анализе, спроведене су две истраживачке студије, квалитативна и квантитативна, са циљем да се утврди стање у области образовног лидерства у Србији, са посебним нагласком на испитивању потреба за професионалним развојем директора школа и предшколских установа.
Liderstvo u obrazovanju - proširena verzija rezimea Study / Analysis liderstvo, obrazovanje, liderstvo u obrazovanju, nastavnici, direktor, školska uprava, kompencije direktora, rukovođenje, škole, osnovna škola, srednja škola Jelena Teodorovič, Slavica Ševkušić, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Vladimir Džinović, Dušica Malinić
Educational leadership: Executive summary - shorter version Study / Analysis education leadership, effective education, leadership programme, schools, principal, teacher Jelena Teodorović, Slavica Ševkušić, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Vladimir Džinović and Dušica Malinić
Abstract
The research team in charge of providing the research base for the master program performed an extensive overview of state-of-art theoretical concepts and empirical findings on educational leadership, as well as of effective education leadership programs. Then, the team undertook two studies – qualitative and quantitative – examining state of the affairs of educational leadership in Serbia, especially in the domain of professional development needs of the school principals.
Educational leadership: Executive summary (Extended version) Study / Analysis education leadership, effective education, leadership programme, schools, principal, teacher elena Teodorović, Slavica Ševkušić, Dejan Stanković, Jelena Radišić, Vladimir Džinović and Dušica Malinić
Abstract
The research team in charge of providing the research base for the master program performed an extensive overview of state-of-art theoretical concepts and empirical findings on educational leadership, as well as of effective education leadership programs. Then, the team undertook two studies – qualitative and quantitative – examining state of the affairs of educational leadership in Serbia, especially in the domain of professional development needs of the school principals.
Liderstvo u obrazovanju - knjiga predmeta master akademskih studija na Univerzitetu u Kragujevcu Curriculum education, leadership EdLead project team
Concept of the Master program: Leadership in education Curriculum education, leadership, master programme EdLead project team