Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

August 1992

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the preferences of Tennessee public school superintendents and school board chairpersons regarding school-based management and to determine the differences between both groups' preferences regarding the following aspects of school-based management: each identified approach or model, school-based budgeting decisions, personnel decisions, curriculum decisions, function(s) of school-based management councils, and district level planning prior to implementing school-based management. Demographics were reported regarding superintendents' and school board chairpersons' preferences regarding school-based management. When a significant difference was determined between the two groups' preferences regarding any of the identified facets, the demographics were analyzed. The method of study was survey. Surveys were mailed to all of Tennessee's public school superintendents and school board chairpersons. Of the superintendents and school board chairpersons surveyed, 71.0% of the superintendents and 63.0% of the school board chairpersons responded. Null hypotheses were stated for the different aspects of school-based management. Demographic information was reported. A significant difference was determined between the preferences of the two groups regarding the function(s) of school-based management councils at the.05 level.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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