I= A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL HEADS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES WITH SCHOOL EFFECTIVE NESS AND DESIGNING OF AN IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS IN PAKISTAN
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Title of Thesis
A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL HEADS MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES WITH SCHOOL EFFECTIVE NESS AND DESIGNING OF AN IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS IN PAKISTAN

Author(s)
Ghazala Noureen
Institute/University/Department Details
Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab, Lahore
Session
2003
Subject
Education
Number of Pages
202
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
SCHOOL HEADS MANAGEMENT, SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS, IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMME, SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS, management

Abstract
The study was designed to explore the relationship between management competencies of school heads with school effectiveness and designing of in-service training programme for school heads. Objectives of the study revolved around the most important and key figure in the school that is the school head. No school will operate long without a competent head, because he/she is person who can make a school successful enterprise. Effective school heads are not necessarily born with skills and traits. They can be trained for performing certain management roles. Te present study was conducted as a field study was conducted as a field study where in data of high effective and low effective schools were to be collected, analyzed and compared to identify the relationship between management competencies of school heads with school effectiveness. Five identified management competencies (technical knowledge, morale, judgment. Occupational knowledge and manipulative skills) were measured and explored their relationship with school effectiveness. The study also sought to establish the relationship the relationship between personal and situational factors such as gender of the school heads, management courses attended by school heads and management experience of school heads management courses attended by school heads and management experience of school heads with school effectiveness and management competencies of school heads. These personal and situational factors were analyzed through twenty hypotheses to assess their contribution in explaining school effectiveness and management competencies of school heads. Heads Competencies Assessment Scale (HCAS) is developed and validated to measure the management competencies of school heads. School Effectiveness Measuring Questionnaire (SEMQ) is developed to measure school effectiveness. Sample of the study was comprised of 250 school heads and 1000 teachers. Usable data were received from 200 school heads and 800 teachers. Parametric statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. The conclusions based on descriptive and statistical evidences of this study indicates that significant relationship exists between management competencies of school heads and school effectiveness. All five management competencies (technical knowledge, morale, judgment. Occupational knowledge and manipulative skills) discriminated between high effective and low effective schools. Morale, judgment and occupational knowledge are competencies which highly discriminated between high effective and low effective schools.

So it can be concluded from the findings of study that management competencies of school heads are directly related to school effectiveness. In addition this study described that gender of the heads did no affect the school effectiveness, while professional qualification of school heads and management courses attended by school heads were more supportive for school effectiveness. Keeping in view the findings of the study in-service training programme is designed for school heads. This in-service training programme included objectives of programme, content for management training, training methodologies, evaluation procedure and tentative schedule of training programme.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Statement Of The Problem 5
  1.2 Significance Of The Study 5
  1.3 Theoretical Foundation 7
  1.4 Objectives Of The Study 10
  1.5 Assumptions Of The Study 10
  1.6 General Procedure Of The Study 10
  1.7 Limitations Of Study 10
  1.8 Definitions Of The Terms Used 12
3 2 Review Of Related Literature 13
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  2.1 What Is Management 13
  2.2 Emergence Of Management 14
  2.3 Approaches Of Management 15
  2.4 The Classical Approach To Management 15
  2.5 The Behavioral Approach Of Management 17
  2.6 The Quantitative Approach 17
  2.8 The System Approach 18
  2.9 Situational Management Theory 19
  2.10 Management Competencies 21
  2.11 Islamic View Point Competencies 25
  2.12 Competencies Of School Heads 26
  2.13 Research On Competencies Of School Heads 37
  2.14 School Effectiveness 49
  2.15 Approaches Of Effectiveness 50
  2.16 Goal Approach Of Effectiveness 50
  2.17 System Resource Approach Of Effectiveness 51
  2.18 School Effectiveness Models 51
  2.19 Research On School Effectiveness 52
  2.20 Indicators Of School Effectiveness 53
  2.21 Common Issues In Competency And School Effectiveness 59
  2.22 In-Service Training 63
  2.23 Functions Of Staff Development 68
  2.24 Problems Of In-Service Training In Pakistan 74
4 3 Research Design And Procedures 75
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  3.1 Null Hypotheses 75
  3.2 Sources Of Data 77
  3.3 Sample F The Study 78
  3.4 Rational For Sample 78
  3.5 Instrumentation 78
  3.6 Heads Competencies Assessment Scale 79
  3.7 Heads Competencies Assessment Scale For Teachers 80
  3.8 Heads Competencies Assessment Scale For Heads 81
  3.9 School Effectiveness Measuring Questionnaire 81
  3.10 Reliability And Validity Checks Of Measuring Instruments 82
  3.11 Reliability Check: ( Hcas ) 82
  3.12 First Pilot Run: ( Hcas ) 82
  3.13 Second Pilot Run: ( Hcas ) 82
  3.14 Validity Checks 83
  3.15 First Pilot Run: ( Hcas ) 83
  3.16 Second Pilot Run: ( Hcas ) 83
  3.17 School Effectiveness Measuring Questionnaire 83
  3.18 Validity Check : ( Semq ) 83
  3.19 Reliability Check: ( Semq ) 83
  3.20 Descriptions Of Data Gathering 84
  3.21 Research Design 84
  3.22 Statistical Analysis 84
  3.23 Nature Of Variables And Scale 84
  3.24 Treatment Of Data 85
  3.25 Statistical Significance 85
5 4 Analysis Of Data 86
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  4.1 Participation Rates And Demographic Variables 88
  4.2 Demographic Variables And School Effectiveness 92
  4.3 Demographic Variables And Management Competencies Of School Heads 95
  4.4 Significance Of Difference Between High Effective And Low Effective Schools On The Basic Of Management Competencies 98
  4.5 Testing Of Null Hypotheses 101
6 5 Summary, Findings, Conclusion And Recommendation 115
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  5.1 Summary 115
  5.2 Findings 199
  5.3 Findings From Descriptive Data 119
  5.4 Conclusions Drawn From Descriptive Data 121
  5.5 Statistical Findings 122
  5.6 Conclusions Drawn From Statistical Findings 127
  5.7 Discussion Of Findings 129
  5.8 Recommendations 132
  5.9 Recommendations For Future Research 133
  5.10 Proposed In-Service Training Program For Secondary School Head 134
  5.11 References 153