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ERIC Number: EJ860002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Investigating Secondary School Leaders' Perceptions of Performance Management
Moreland, Jan
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v37 n6 p735-765 2009
Much of the research into teacher appraisal and performance management has focused on the experience of the classroom teacher. In this article, I will: (1) concentrate on the perspectives of the senior managers in secondary schools; (2) consider their views of the purpose of performance management; (3) compare their methods of implementation of the statutory regulations; (4) reflect on their leadership ethos; and (5) review the links between their ideology and their perceptions of performance management. I have reflected on the links between performance management and strategic management--looking particularly at the work of Storey (2002) on using a balanced scorecard approach in education and Hartle et al. (2001), on leadership effectiveness and on the use of teaching and management competences. A major additional area for investigation that emerged as a result of this study is a possible link between implementation and practice of performance management in a particular school with the leadership style of the headteacher and her/his ideological relationship with the senior leader responsible for performance management. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A