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ERIC Number: EJ1136046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Democratic Leadership in Middle Schools of Chihuahua Mexico: Improving Middle Schools through Democracy
Delgado, Manuel Lopez
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v4 n1 Spr 2014
The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of the implementation of a democratic approach to lead and manage middle schools in Chihuahua, Mexico. This research was based on a Likert questionnaire and semistructured interviews to explore the level of involvement of students, teachers, and parents in schools participating in a programme based on democratic leadership. A typology emerged of the style of democratic culture that is prevalent in schools participating: democracy in simulation, democracy in construction, and democracy in consolidation. Schools participating in the programme conceive that school improvement must be based on a shared responsibility of all members of the learning community. However, the results suggest that this aspiration has not been totally consolidated since findings showed that in general these schools are modestly performing as democratic schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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