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ERIC Number: ED424654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Secondary Principals in Cyprus: The Views of the Principal versus the Views of the Teachers.
Pashiardis, Petros
This research paper was undertaken with three goals in mind: (1) to explore the perceptions of teachers regarding their principals' leadership styles; (2) to analyze the perceptions of principals themselves regarding their own leadership styles; and (3) to compare teachers' perceptions with those of the principals to discover discrepancies between the views of the two groups. To determine perceptions, a questionnaire was constructed and pilot-tested in the secondary schools of Cyprus. Questionnaire items were constructed mainly from a review of the literature on effective schools and effective principalship and included 57 items grouped under 9 areas: school climate, school leadership and management, administration and fiscal management, student management, professional development and inservice, relations with parents and the community, problem-solving and decision-making, curriculum development, and personnel management. An ethnographic analysis was also used. Results, grouped under the nine areas, indicate some congruence and some disagreement between the teachers and the principal regarding a principal's self-perception and teachers' perceptions. In four out of the nine areas, there is agreement of views from both sides. (An appendix includes the questionnaire.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus