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ERIC Number: EJ824135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
The Management of Small Primary Schools: The Case of Cyprus
Tsiakkiros, Andreas; Pashiardis, Petros
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v1 n1 p72-102 Mar 2002
The main goal of the present study was to investigate the perceptions of Cypriot teachers on the management of small primary schools. From the wide range of issues identified in the literature, seven areas were chosen for examination: management and leadership; teachers in small schools; advice and support; pupils in small schools; curriculum and resources; community and parents; and the future of small schools. The inquiry was carried out by studying the opinions, through a questionnaire, of 144 teachers, working in one, two and three-teacher schools. In addition, interviews were conducted with teachers working in each type of small school. The study showed that working or being educated in small schools has both benefits as well as difficulties for teachers and pupils and that the very smallness of these schools creates opportunities as well as problems. It was also shown that Cypriot teachers face more difficulties than principals working in small schools. This was more evident for teachers working in one and two-teacher schools than those teachers working in three-teacher schools. Finally, the study showed that the management of small primary schools in Cyprus needs improvement and for this purpose a number of measures to facilitate teaching and learning in these schools is suggested. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus