Transformational Leadership in Public School Education

A Stream on “Transformational Leadership in Public School Education”
as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Education
21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER will hold A Stream on “Transformational Leadership in Public School Education”, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Education, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

The one factor that has surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school (Marzano 2007). Established theories and new instructional supervisory techniques are dictating a paradigm shift in the process of instructional supervision (Benigno 2017).  The recent initiatives involving the effective and formative supervision of instruction in the public school systems essentially require more than just effective models of supervision. Transformational strategies that include the development of trust, empowerment, the recognition of success and the active administrative presence within the process should be established to enhance the formative development of the supervision process.  This transformational process and paradigm shift are validated by the Leader-Member Exchange and Path-Goal Theories both of which illuminate the process and support collaborative and collegial participation.  To develop a truly transformational campus with a culture that supports collaboration, collegial conversation and empowerment, school leaders must enhance the relationship between the teacher and the school administration by developing an emotional intelligence that will sustain that imperative relationship. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 9 April 2018 to: Dr. Stephen D Benigno, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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