The problem of sustainability of organizational success in public educational institutions: a research on the education administrators in Turkey

Erturgut R., SOYŞEKERCİ S.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2092-2102 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.368
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2092-2102
  • Keywords: Sustainability, educational institution, educational administrato, quality management, organizational succes
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The concept of sustainable development aims to improve the future generation's living standards and to change the current generation's quality of life. The institutionalizing of the developments and successes in the field of education which is the fundamental component of sustainable development is very important from the point of view of being able to create a sustainable future. Although the extensive change and transformation efforts being expanded in our contemporary educational institutions have met with measurable success, the same cannot be said about the success of their sustainability. In this study the phenomenon of sustainable development is examined specially within the context of the successful orientation initiatives of public educational institutions. In Turkey, the field research on this subject has been carried out by three educational institutions that hold the European Foundation Of Quality Management (EFQM) based National Quality Prize (NQP). The results off the research show; important problems in the sustainability of the successes secured in relation to quality of education and customer satisfaction in educational institutions in the primary and junior high school domains. It has been observed that the obstacles in sustainable development in education are generally administrator based. Also the sustainability phenomenon of the success achieved in educational institution is influenced by the problems of other public structures. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved