UNIVERSITY TEXTBOOK “EDUCATION MANAGEMENT” BY PROF. DR. TRAJAN GOCEVSKI TRANSLATED ABROAD
Authors: Kiril TEMKOV
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In the first editions of the previous series of “Special Education and Rehabilitation Theory and Practice” we write about the text book by Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski “Educational Management” which was published in 1997. Then, we very positively evaluated the idea, the need and the quality of this book. Our attitudes towards the high values of this work have recently been confirmed with its second, supplemented and revised edition (publisher “Makedonska riznica”, Kumanovo), as well as with the publication of this work in Bulgarian language (publisher Univerzitetsko knigoizdatelstvo, Sofia). This is our first University textbook, published abroad. The textbook attracts the attention of the academic circles for use in specialists’ researches and studies as the highest scientific book on this issue in the region.
Management is unavoidable fact of the new processes of humanity. Our era is characterized by the new phenomena of knowledge, technology, initiative and organization, which lead to work success. Management is a synthesis of these four types of human commitments and activities. They go deep in all spheres of human activities. Therefore, management has been a subject of a large number of researches. It has been discussed in many scientific and popular works which enable spreading awareness of its essence and improvement of managerial activities. These issues are dealt with in the textbook by Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski. The research and knowledge which characterizes this textbook refer to a special aspect of human activity – education, science and culture, as very important, developed and necessary segments of contemporary life. Good organization of work leads to better results. That is, the essence of managerial idea and ideals. It requires appropriate methods, innovations and interesting solutions. Management means a creative approach and use of knowledge and talents of managers in any activity. It is not only a productive economic factor, but a first-class cultural element of present worldwide development. However, the basic meaning of economic activities of humanity and the role of management in achieving good economic results hide the complexity and widely spread phenomenon of management. For creative management of other social spheres there are fewer researches and visions. That wider aspect in the approach towards a management is successfully dealt with in the study of Prof. Dr. Trajan Gosevski, a doctor in economics, a professor and a dean of Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, first civilian Minister of defense in the Republic of Macedonia, the author of four scientific works. This enormous book, written by one of the most experienced managers in our country, at the same time is a specialist’s study on organization of education as the largest contemporary enterprise and its management.
The book “Education management” by Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski has achieved international recognition. Science and knowledge are international phenomena but our experiences are not worldwide spread. The results are modest when publications of scientists and expert’s works in foreign countries are in question; more often practice is vice versa, we use foreign experience even if we have not used the knowledge and experience of our own scientists and experts, but we prefer engaging foreigners to teach us everything. The publication of the book of Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski in Bulgaria as a University textbook and the announcement of this book’s promotion in Sofia at St Kliment Ohridski University that the book will be used for training managers and pedagogues is an exceptional recognition of the author, as well as of Macedonian science in general.
The first part of the book is about the management and its role, showing the aspects of management as a profession and skills and its complex functions which refer to planning, organization, coordination, motivation and control of activities. The spirit and the essence of general management are successfully presented in this part.
In the second part Dr. Gocevski presents his own experiences acquired through research and teaching education management, new subject introduced by him at the faculty for future teachers and managers of educational institutions. The author, at first, presents education as a system and points out the essential aspect of economics in education. This is a new approach for efficient implementation of complex educational activity. Dr. Gocevski insists that we should pay attention to these aspects if we expect our educational, scientific and cultural institutions to realize better results. That indicates the necessity and the reality of market managing of educational institutions which include the price of education, the supply and demand of this required service. The problem of investments and production in education, as well as the allocation is presented in this part. The third part of the book is devoted to the education management need, what managers have to do in education, what abilities they have to possess, what kind of activities they are expected to undertake, what are the elements of success, how they are expected to manage the administration of education institution and what their relations have to be with the society and in the system of social environment. A great contribution to this is Dr. Trajan Gocevski’s discussion on entrepreneurship in education and in science.
Furthermore, he presents in details, the management process in education institutions, planning in education and the contemporary methods of planning of staff, planning the development of education and the principles of planning of staff. The organization of work is given through its special analysis of preschool, elementary, secondary and higher education. The management of educational institutions according to the level of the school is also presented. Managers are presented as motivators of the educational activities since motivation and coordination are important factors for success.
The book “Education management” by Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski is a work of an exceptionally successful scientist, one of the most fruitful authors in our country in different areas of economics, education and defense. Each part of the book is a wonderful and enormous performance of certain issues of management and special management in education. The exceptional work of the contemporary economic-pedagogical thought in our country is necessary to any one who wants to undertake the most complex activities in contemporary humanity. It also indicates the paths which the educators can or have to take in planning and implementing education in order to have benefit of it. As a contemporary, pioneer work, the book “Education management” by Prof. Dr. Trajan Gocevski is beneficial for the theory and practice in any education, as well as for scientific and cultural activities in general. Publication of this book in Bulgaria as our first University textbook, translated abroad is a scientific recognition for its quality and necessity, for authentic attitudes of its author everyone can study from.