Conditions of Change: The Regional Role of a Romanian Agricultural Secondary School

Zoltán Biró A., Ágnes Sárosi-Blága, Kinga Katalin Székely


The focus of our study is a high school with an agricultural education programme operating in a rural micro-region within Harghita County (Romania), in which context the relationship between the school and the regional society comes under analysis. Since the 1970s, it has been the school’s mission to provide the micro-region with professionals with secondary education, and today it still intends to maintain this micro-regional function. It has been struggling with significant operational and maintenance problems for several years now, while the evolution of its micro-regional role is uncertain. The present study takes under scrutiny the attitude of the parents and the region’s élites towards the school and its regional role as well as analyses the school’s service marketing practices towards the region. Analysis results indicate that repositioning the regional role of the school seems to offer a way out and a development opportunity for the institution.


agricultural secondary school, rural development, parents, rural elites, marketing mix

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X