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ERIC Number: EJ807365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Antecedents of Teachers' Perceived Effectiveness of School-Based-Managing Schools
Nir, Adam
International Journal of Educational Reform, v16 n4 p436-450 Fall 2007
The difficulty in education to determine causality between means and ends brings various issues and variables to the discussion about the antecedents of school effectiveness. Although teachers' level of professional development is clearly among the factors influencing student outcomes, little is known about the extent to which teachers connect administrative encouragement in their professional development with school effectiveness in school-based-managing (SBM) schools in which improved effectiveness is an expectation. Therefore, this study focuses on the antecedents of perceived effectiveness in SBM schools. It attempts to appraise to what extent the perceived effectiveness of SBM schools is determined by administrative support for teachers' professional development, which is directly linked with student achievement or, rather, by inner-context properties (certainty and clarity) and perceptions related to the teacher-principal relations (the quality of the teacher-principal interaction and the principal's support). The results of the analyses of variance reflect that statistically significant differences in perceived effectiveness exist between SBM schools that are above and below the median score in each of the predicting variables employed. Based on the results of the multiple regression analysis, a high inner context of clarity and certainty and a positive teacher-principal relation evident in administrative support and positive interaction may be equivalent and even beneficial to the administrative encouragement for teachers' professional development for the perceived effectiveness of SBM schools. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel