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ERIC Number: EJ871677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Effective Six-Year High Schools: Israeli Research
Ghilay, Yaron; Ghilay, Ruth
Management in Education, v24 n1 p25-34 2010
This study attempts to examine six-year high school effectiveness as perceived subjectively by different stakeholders in three different schools. It examines the attitudes of principals, teachers, students and parents towards specific characteristics of the effective six-year high school: (1) collaboration between students and teachers; (2) teachers' characteristics; (3) management of resources; (4) students' motivation; (5) parental involvement; and (6) six-year continuity. The study reveals that, according to stakeholders' perceptions, these variables have a meaningful influence on school effectiveness and stakeholders are dissatisfied with the existing situation. Collaboration among teachers and students is perceived by students and parents as one of the most important among all variables examined, and they are strongly dissatisfied with the situation at their own schools. The research has made a significant contribution to the general knowledge of school effectiveness as well as specifically six-year high-school effectiveness. It helps to realize that stakeholders' attitudes and perceptions are essential for school effectiveness, especially those held by teachers and principals. The results of the study help to create a basis of knowledge needed to improve six-year high schools, as well as other schools. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel