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ERIC Number: EJ847601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
Teacher Involvement in School Change: Perceptions of Singapore Principals
Lim, Lee Hean
New Horizons in Education, n54 p1-7 Nov 2006
Background: Data were collected in Singapore as part of a ten-country international study that focuses on cross-cultural comparison of principal attitudes towards teacher involvement. Aim: This paper presents secondary school principals' perceptions with regard to teachers' responsibility-taking in the context of school change in Singapore. Sample: Fifty-two secondary school principals in Singapore. Method: A survey instrument consisting of twenty scaled sub-sectioned questions. Results: Three features emerge from the Singapore perspective. Firstly, school principals in Singapore believed that teachers should have a relatively high level of involvement. Secondly, in comparison to the others, principals in Singapore were relatively hesitant to involve their teachers. Thirdly, there was no significant difference in their perception of teacher involvement in the thematic clusters of human relations and teacher support. Conclusion: Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the perceptions of principals could facilitate professional collaboration in the service of contribution to education. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore