School Administrators' Opinion about Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals


  • Betul Yikici Faculty of Art and Sciences, University of Kyrenia Kyrenia, Northern part of Cyprus Mersin 10 Turkey
  • Zehra Altinay Societal Research and Development Center, Faculty of Education, Near East University, Northern part of Cyprus Mersin 10 Turkey
  • Fahriye Altinay Societal Research and Development Center, Faculty of Education, Institute of Graduate Studies, Near East University, Nicosia, Northern part of Cyprus Mersin 10 Turkey
  • Gokmen Dagli



School, School Administrator, Finance, Common Goals, Sustainable Development Goals


The aim of this study is to evaluate the creation of partnerships for the 17th goal within the scope of sustainable development goals, according to the opinions of school administrators. Qualitative research methods were used in the study. Data were collected by interviewing 45 school administrators. Within the scope of the findings obtained in the study, they stated that school administrators had great difficulties in creating joint finance, that they could not create joint finance from institutions and organizations, and that they constantly experienced financial crises in their schools. They stated that school administrators, in the context of running commercial income-generating organizations, were able to obtain finance through ticket sales at school canteens and end-of-year fun-fairs and sales of handcrafted materials. However, they say that the commercial income-generating organizations they implement are not sufficient. School administrators stated that school parents were insensitive to the creation of multi-stakeholder partnerships. In this context, as a result, according to the opinions of school administrators, it was concluded that their schools were not successful in creating a common purpose, which is Article 17 in the context of sustainable development goals, and could not achieve the desired goals. School administrators suggested that non-governmental organizations should become more active for schools in the creation of purpose partnership, which is Article 17 in the context of sustainable development goals, and that the Ministry of National Education should support and guide schools in this regard.


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How to Cite

Yikici, B., Altinay, Z., Altinay, F., & Dagli, G. (2024). School Administrators’ Opinion about Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals . Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 14(4), 46–54.