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ERIC Number: EJ780021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Improving the Utilisation of Management Information Systems in Secondary Schools
Bosker, R. J.; Branderhorst, E. M.; Visscher, A. J.
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v18 n4 p451-467 Dec 2007
Although most secondary schools do use management information systems (MISs), these systems tend not to be used to support higher order managerial activities but are currently primarily used for clerical purposes. This situation is unsatisfactory as MISs fully utilised could offer invaluable support to schools, which are increasingly being granted autonomy in the development of school policy. This study investigated whether training school principals thoroughly could improve the utilisation of MISs in schools. The results demonstrate the positive effects of a deliberately designed training course on school principals' knowledge of MISs, attitudes towards MISs, and skills required to effectively use MISs to support decision-making. (Contains 5 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Netherlands; United Kingdom (England)