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Stakeholders’ Perception of the Process of Change in the Romanian Pre-University Education

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  • Adriana GRIGORESCU

    () (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania)

  • Luminiþa Mirela OLTEANU

    () (Valahia University from Targoviste, Romania)

Abstract

The Romanian society has crossed over the last 22 years a devious course characterized by dynamism and permanent experimenting. The pre-university education system has adapted „ad hoc” to the variations of the outer environment without the design of a medium and long term strategy. This fact was due to the shortcomings of the education before 1989 and the frequent changes of the education policy. Nowadays, there is a very bureaucratic pre-university education, relatively inefficient, in a continuous change of regulation. Having as the general target „The identification of the perception of the stakeholders of the education process regarding the need for change, the mechanisms of implementation and the pattern of the change to be efficient for the pre-university education system”, this research took place during the period of September-December 2012, on a population of 354 respondents, teaching staff and students of the pre-university education system, representatives of parents and local community, as well as businessmen, members of the schools administrative councils. The big quantity of information we obtained allowed the possibility to achieve a connected analysis of the collected data. This consisted in the interpreting the standard averages and deviations for all selected items according to the socio-demographic variables. According to the proposed objectives, the research has brought about a rich set of conclusions which point out: the stringent need for stability; the implementation of an efficient pattern for the change, where the consolidation of the change has to be followed by the valuation of the effect; the reduction of the red-tape; the involvement of all stakeholders in the change process. The attained conclusions have confirmed the seven hypotheses used by this initial approach and, on the other hand, have created a working platform for the engendering of a pattern of change suitable for education. The level that will be accepted by the stakeholders will represent the theme of a new research.

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  • Adriana GRIGORESCU & Luminiþa Mirela OLTEANU, 2014. "Stakeholders’ Perception of the Process of Change in the Romanian Pre-University Education," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 15(4), pages 402-422, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:15:y:2014:i:4:p:402-422
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    1. Alexandru Ionut ROJA & Alexandru Marian NASTASE, 2012. "Perspectives and Distinctive Particularities of Collaborative Networks," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 13(4), pages 501-510, October.
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    Keywords

    education; stakeholders; change management; evaluation; systemic approach.;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General

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