School Administrators:
Agents and Victims of Paper Pressure


Оsipov А.М.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Department of Sociology, A.I. Hertzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St.-Petersburg, Russia; Chief Researcher, Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod, Russia osipov.al58@gmail.com

Matveev V.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Head of the Sociology Laboratory, Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod, Russia vyacheslav.matveev@novsu.ru

Мatveeva N.А.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Altai State Pedagogical University, Barnaul, Russia matveeva_n_a@mail.ru

Vorontsova T.I.

Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Prof., A.I. Hertzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St.-Petersburg, Russia vti2005@yandex.ru

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250014215-9
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Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (Altai State Pedagogical University, additional agreement No. 073-03-2021-043/2).


For citation:

Оsipov А.М., Matveev V.V., Мatveeva N.А., Vorontsova T.I. School Administrators: Agents and Victims of Paper Pressure. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2021. No 9. P. 72-80




Abstract

The article presents results of an interregional study of the administrative personnel of secondary schools analyzing sample surveys data related to job satisfaction in the education system in its specific aspects and attitudes towards existing education system and its shortcomings, data on the amount of paperwork of school administrators comparing groups of school workers. It shows that the excess volume and the nature of their work is alien to the mission of education, it negatively affects activities of general education school personnel. Growing amount of reporting complicates management of school education at the level of the institution, of municipal school system regionally and nationally. School administrators, although a link in bureaucratic management and an agent of paper pressing as the leading technology of the current model of state educational policy, become victims of this pressing avalanche and participate in latent resistance to it.


Keywords
education; public school administrators as social-professional group; bureaupathologies in education; professional wellbeing of educators
Content No 9, 2021