As part of a study to help senior managers in primary and secondary schools to understand their perceptions of effectiveness, a tool (a 'domain profile') was developed from a multidimensional model of effectiveness. The information from the school administrators was analysed and then located in effectiveness categories (domains), with domains receiving high scores being described as 'effectiveness orientations'. It was then possible to consider whether such orientations were consistent with real intentions. The data showed few emphases on such effectiveness criteria as relationships with parents and general links with the external environment, but there were strong emphases on academic achievement, and effective organisational systems and processes. Respondents did not perceive a need to support achievement by developing staff or by ensuring high levels of satisfaction for teachers and students.Copyright © 1993 Australian Council for Educational Administration Inc.
|Title of host publication||Framing research in educational administration|
|Editors||Allan WALKER, Reynold John Sinclair MACPHERSON, Clive DIMMOCK|
|Place of Publication||Hawthorn|
|Publisher||Australian Council for Educational Administration|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|