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Rethinking Turkish Music Schools’ Administrative Model in the Context of Music Education Culture: Is there a Need for an Educational Leadership Model?

Authors
Journal
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
1877-0428
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
116
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1012
Keywords
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Turkey
  • Educational Leadership
Disciplines
  • Education
  • Musicology

Abstract

Abstract Today's educational systems in the developed countries change their traditional way towards the more influential trends which focuses the big picture of education. Through those new challenges in education, most countries are implementing various educational leadership models in order to increase the performance of the whole system. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the drawbacks of outdated sides of the Turkish music education system and bureaucratic administrative model, (2) emphasizing the importance of implementing an updated leadership model for music education system in Turkey. Results showed that, both students and faculty members indicated specific issues of current educational and administrative models, they also stated their willingness and need for a new cultural-based educational and leadership approaches.

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