The permanent requirement of educational institutions development, an effective control of alternation, rising requisitions for the quality of educational service and other factors influence the change of educational institution’s controlling, which relates with new roles and functions of the authorities.
The leader of modern school has to be one of the most active participator in educational changes. Therefore innovative activities can determine the successful practice and changes of educational institutes.
This work of master’s degree analyses preschool educational institutes’ guides of development’s strategics. There is presented the conception of aforementioned institutions’ development, educed the connection between development and quality, disputed the roles of the authorities in the development and emphasized the factors of the authorities’ roles transformation.
The research is fulfilled by using theoretical, empirical, statistical methods: the analysis of scientific literature and documents that regulate the education, questionnaire and statistical-descriptive method.
The aim of the work is to find out the role of preschool authorities in the development of the institutions according to their own and pedagogues’ attitudes.
The hypothesis has been proved that the biggest part of the authorities and more than a half of pedagogues are certain, that in the development of preschool institutions the authorities have major role than pedagogues.
According to the results of the research it can be stated that during the last five years the biggest changes are in the following areas of preschool institutions (Pasvalys town and district’s case analysis): educational content, educational technologies, the formation of institution’s image, project practice, and collaboration with children’s family. The least changes, according to the pedagogues, are in the development of still-learning organizations, facilities and financial resources.
Raktažodžiai: the development of pre-school educational institutions, the quality of education system, the educational change, the role of the authorities in the organization development.