Virtual Schools and Problems of Virtual School Leaders
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Keywords:virtual schools, virtual school leadership, virtual leaders, problems of virtual school leaders
We live in an age where digitalization finds its place in every field. It is possible to see signs of digitalization in every field we can think of. Technology and science are building a digital world called metaverse beyond the virtual world, and banks are selling their shares in this digital world. In the face of developments that challenge the human mind and imagination, schools have to adapt themselves to innovations in this digital universe, as science nests where knowledge is spread, processed and even the seeds are planted to create it. As in every process, digitalization and virtualization also bring some problems. In this study, it is aimed to discuss virtual schools and the problems that virtual school leaders may encounter. In the study, given in the light of local and foreign literature, virtual schools, problems of virtual schools, the virtual school leadership needed in the management of these schools and the problems that virtual school leaders may encounter are included in accordance with the purpose of the study. It has been seen that virtual schools are preferred for reasons such as economic, geographical, school and teacher shortages. It has been seen that virtual schools are preferred as they do not need school buildings, can increase efficiency and quality, meet the educational needs of those who have to work, are an economical way to overcome geographical barriers and remove borders, and provide access to people with international talent and expertise.
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