Legal Requirements of School Administrators Inlight of Modern Administrative Demands in Education

This article is the conclusion of a research project analyzing the legal requirements pertaining to Costa Rica´s educational administrative system in light of modern demands and guidelines for educational administrators in addressing legal demands. This will serve as a legal framework guideline for...

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Main Author: Carvajal Delgado, Dennisse
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/gestedu/article/view/17841
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13131
Summary: This article is the conclusion of a research project analyzing the legal requirements pertaining to Costa Rica´s educational administrative system in light of modern demands and guidelines for educational administrators in addressing legal demands. This will serve as a legal framework guideline for school directors from the 4th circuit of the Metropolitan Regional Education Office in San Jose (DRESJC). This research project is qualitative as well as phenomenological and based on open interviews to collect study data based on visits made to eleven school directors/principals in the 4th Circuit. The findings conclude that specific skills and knowledge is required for adequately understanding the legal framework of the Costa Rican educational system and putting into practice. It also identifies those laws and regulations that all school directors/principals should know and compared it to their current understanding with regards to how these laws are applied to their administrative duties and existing knowledge gaps among school administrators.