ERIC Number: ED433577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Managing Schools Seven Years On: What Have We Learnt?
This is the final report in the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's series of national surveys monitoring the impact of the "Tomorrow's Schools" reforms, which began in 1989. These reforms shifted substantial financial and administrative responsibilities from the former Department of Education and Education Boards to staff and trustees at individual schools. The findings are presented in 18 chapters: "School Self-Management--Change and Continuity,""Survey Design and Analysis,""Buildings and Equipment,""Funding,""Staffing,""School Board Composition,""Professional Development and Training,""Advice, Information, and Support,""Workloads, Morale, and Satisfaction,""Parental Involvement, Contact, and Satisfaction with Their Child's School,""Roles and Relationships at the School,""Schools and Government,""Curriculum and Assessment,""Policy and Provision--Integration, Competition, and Choice,""The Impact on Learning,""Does Decentralisation Change the Picture for Disadvantaged Students?""Issues," and "Self-Managing Schools: What Have We Learnt?" Among the findings was the dramatic increase, compared to previous surveys, of the percentage of principals who believed that government funding for their school was inadequate. Staffing at the schools and finding suitable teachers were also perceived as problems. On the plus side, 82 percent of parents surveyed were generally happy with the quality of their child's schooling. Three appendices list the characteristics of survey responses and other information. (Contains 34 references and 89 tables.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Performance Based Assessment, School Administration, School Based Management, School Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand