TALENT MANAGEMENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION EXPERTS: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL BASED ON GROUNDED THEORY
Education and Psychology Tarbiat Moallem University (IRAN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this survey was to investigate the Talent Management in elementary schools from the perspectives of Education Experts. Management is the key to achievements and will increase productivity. Talent, too, like all other phenomena, requires to be managed. Following a review of literature, a group of experts in school management were purposefully selected to respond an open-answer researcher designed questionnaire. Grounded theory approached was, therefore, taken to collect data needed. The experts were asked about the impediments and opportunities available to perform talent management in elementary schools. The adequacy of data showed when 12th person expressed his views. The data was categorized and then assessed by use of factor analysis. Four major categories were conceptualized in this respect, namely: flourishing, applying, maintaining, and improving. The study suggest further study to examine the degree to which these categories are implemented in Iranian elementary schools.
Keywords: Talent Management, Elementary Schools, Grounded Theory.