Senior administrators’ criteria of effectiveness: A domain framework

Kenneth STOTT, Allan David WALKER

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFraming research in educational administration
EditorsAllan WALKER, Reynold John Sinclair MACPHERSON, Clive DIMMOCK
Place of PublicationHawthorn
PublisherAustralian Council for Educational Administration
ISBN (Print)0646149156
Publication statusPublished - 1993


Stott, K., & Walker, A. (1993). Senior administrators’ criteria of effectiveness: A domain framework. In A. Walker, R. J. S. Macpherson, & C. A. J. Dimmock (Eds.), Framing research in educational administration (pp. 180-192). Hawthorn: Australian Council for Educational Administration.


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