Boarding schools in Slovenia and relationship from intelektual capital

Discourses and Researches

We were interested in the attitudes of the headmasters and tutors of boarding schools to the education, we conducted the research. It should find out the attitudes of the staff to permanent learning. We inquired about their opinion about the lifelong learning, what forms their own education has, how active they are in their professional field and what is the attitude of the headmasters toward the education (of staff). As the access to internet is one of the basics of information society and a condition for the contact with electronic information in the world we inquired about their having access to internet while working. The results of the research are presented in the following paper. Europeanization of education is part of reality of Slovene school system. The new legislature and consequently the changed schools environment bring to the boarding schools as well as to the rest of the Slovene school system the advantages as well as the weaknesses. The vacant rooms in boarding schools and as a result of it surplus of staff represent the worst weakness which has been caused by such changes in environment. In such business and educational situation the knowledge of the staff and their attitude towards the lifelong learning is particularly important. Only those intellectuals i.e. educated people who constantly build up their knowledge and learn all their lives will be equipped with the necessary abilities to introduce innovation in their relevant organizations – businesses. We believe that the introduction of innovation and the development of new programmes (syllabus) is the only way of preservation and development of boarding schools as businesses.

Keywords: intelektual capital, develop, lifelong learning, research, tutors, boarding schools.

mag. Olga Dečman Dobrnjič, dr. Metod Černetič