ERIC Number: ED343225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Management and Its Linkage with the Curriculum in an Effective Secondary School.
Dimmock, Clive; Wildy, Helen
Few studies of school effectiveness focus on curriculum management in secondary schools, especially schools situated in supportive socioeconomic environments. (Many studies have focused on poor, urban, elementary schools.) This paper reports the first part of a research project designed to investigate the link between curriculum and management processes in an academically effective secondary school. The aims of the study were to develop a conceptual framework, a methodology, and instrumentation to investigate these linkages. A naturalistic approach was used to clarify the perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors of principals and teachers by using a range of data collection methods that would yield descriptions of practice. Only one secondary school in the Perth (Western Australia) metropolitan area was selected to allow for an indepth analysis and the development of a research framework suitable for future, wider application. Major findings indicate that proactive curriculum management was only exercised on a departmental level. Although this school was academically effective, loose linkage between departments and between senior management and departments provided little opportunity for schoolwide curriculum policies. (24 references) (LAP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Perth)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, January 2-5, 1992).