ERIC Number: ED337844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Management: Are We Ready?
Gibbs, Gladys J.
IDRA Newsletter, v18 n4 Apr 1991
Following a preliminary discussion of school effectiveness, school-based management (SBM) elements, changing roles for school community members, and common implementation problems, this newsletter summarizes a research project testing one school district's readiness for implementing SBM. The project attempted to determine the knowledge, experience, and attitudes of principals and vice-principals in a large suburban school district in South Texas. The survey instrument was distributed through the superintendent's office to approximately 100 campus administrators in the district. Survey data were analyzed by education level (elementary, middle, or high school), position, and experience. Although there were no significant differences in knowledge scores among administrators, the data analysis disclosed three major areas of concern: (1) 90 percent of respondents felt that in SBM the principal is solely responsible for instructional leadership; (2) 85 percent felt that SBM's ultimate goal was to improve relations between central office and campus personnel; and (3) 47 percent felt that the primary role changes for SBM implementation were required of board members and central office personnel. Attitude results were mixed, but generally positive towards SBM. Recommendations concerning power delegation, time demands, and staff training needs are provided. (16 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (South)