ERIC Number: ED463582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Principals' and Teachers' Views of Site-Based Management in Texas.
Rodriguez, Terry-Ann; Slate, John R.
In this study, the views of Texas principals and teachers regarding the implementation of and support for site-based management were examined through a survey administered by the Texas Education Agency. A total of 2,128 respondents were queried regarding the implementation of and degree of support for site-based management. Analysis of responses to the survey items revealed statistically significant differences between principals' and teachers' perceptions in both areas assessed (implementation and support). Principals reported a higher degree of site-based management implementation and a higher degree of support for it than was reported by teachers. Findings are evaluated in connection with relevant literature. One possible reason for the differences in perception is that principals preferred to believe that more site-based decision-making was taking place on their campuses than actually was the case, or purporting site-based management implementation at higher degrees because they are aware of the consequences that could come from claiming the contrary. In contrast, teachers could have reported what actually does or does not take place at their campuses, regardless of consequences that may come from admitting limited degrees of site-based management. Research examining the relationship between the school leadership role and school effectiveness is suggested. (Contains 45 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas