ERIC Number: ED337845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Tomorrow's Schools in Primary Schools and Intermediates. 1990 Survey Report.
In October-November 1990 trustees, principals, and teachers at 239 schools and parents at 26 of these schools were surveyed. This provided a comprehensive picture of how the "Tomorrow's Schools" reforms were felt at the primary and intermediate levels. Four issues are identified. First is the provision of continuity and training for boards of trustees. Second are the higher workloads of principals and teachers. Third is the balance of workload and resourcing between schools and government agencies. The final issue is that the impact of changes are still new, inhibiting ownership of reform by educators. Separate questionnaires were targeted to principals, trustees, parents, and teachers. The chapter concerning principals includes summaries on resources, school charter and policies, staff development, principals' workload, and the impact of the reforms. The trustees chapter reports on what trustees do, trustees' satisfaction, training, parents issues, funding, achievement, and views of change. The parents chapter includes data on their involvement and access to information. The teachers chapter reports on curriculum and assessment, resources available, and professional development support. Each of the chapters makes comprehensive use of tables and graphs to represent findings. Appended is information on the quantitative methodology used to conduct the survey and 11 additional summary tables. (RR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand