Title: Managing Schools for Success: A Multi-source Inquiry
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Daniel Pelletier, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Isabelle Green-Demers, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
The relationship between school effectiveness and managerial behaviors or practices of school directors is a very contemporary topic. Many researchers have tried to link one to the other, but with mixed results. The aim of this research was twofold: 1) to present an inventory of school directors management practices as assessed by different sources (directors, parents, professionals and teachers); 2) to study to what extent variations in the managerial style of directors have an impact on student achievement. Data was collected for a period of three years in four major school boards, in the province of Quebec (Canada). Instruments included an inventory of school directors managerial practices, sociodemographic and educational achievement statistics for the majority of students, as well as socioeconomic indicators for each school. Results indicated managerial practices as assessed by different sources do not overlap, with large between sources discrepancies being associated with overall lower school achievement.
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