ERIC Number: EJ924508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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Reference Count: 7
Successful School Management in India: Case Studies of Navodaya Vidyalayas
Khaparde, M. S.; Srivastava, Ashok K.; Meganathan, R.
Educational Research for Policy and Practice, v3 n3 p243-265 Jan 2004
This research explored the management devices followed in successful schools in the Indian context. In-depth case studies of three successful Navodaya schools were carried out. The schools were identified on the basis of the academic performance of students in the last three years in the national examinations and their participation in co-curricular activities at the regional and national levels. The study employed triangulation approach in which data were collected employing different methodologies (personal interviews, observations, and questionnaires/schedules) from various categories of respondents (principals, teachers, students, parents, and in some cases alumni) by a team of researchers. Results indicated that successful schools adopted participative management system in running day-to-day activities of the schools, gave people autonomy but also made them accountable for successful completion of the tasks, followed democratic methods of taking decisions, gave priority to the welfare of students, maintained supportive relationship with teachers, attempted to establish linkage with parents, set up higher and higher goals for themselves and the schools, adopted innovative pedagogical methods and evaluation devices, and recognized good work of the teachers. The results have implications for other schools where some of these devices can be tried out to improve their performance.
Descriptors: Management Systems, Democracy, Program Effectiveness, Participative Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Educational Administration, Questionnaires, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Observation, Instructional Innovation, Administrator Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Identifiers - Location: India