ERIC Number: ED333563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Organizational Climate and School Improvement.
Dellar, Graham B.; Giddings, Geoffrey J.
The refinement and application of the School Organizational Climate Questionnaire (SOCQ), an instrument for measuring organizational climate, is described in this report. The instrument is a mechanism by which schools can direct their school improvement efforts. In two case studies, a small urban elementary and a large urban secondary school utilized a school improvement process that involved assessment, feedback, discussion and reflection, and development of school improvement strategies. Findings indicate that the data obtained from the instrument are useful in determining school readiness prior to initiative implementation and in assessing and targeting specific aspects of school climate. School climate is a crucial predictor of teacher performance; a realistic measure of educational environment therefore provides a useful framework for improvement efforts. Two figures and one table are included. (10 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Western Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).