The Comparison of Private and Public School Principals’ Curriculum Management Behaviours

Olga Pilli

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to compare the private and public secondary school principals’ behaviours on curriculum management. The most important goal of the learning and teaching activities carried out in schools is to transform the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to student who are the indispensable input of the education system, in order to cultivating them for society in a healthy and adequate way. Educational program is a document that consisting of lesson time, learning outcomes that students need to gain, course topics, methods and techniques. At the head of teaching and learning activities in schools, there are school administrators who are responsible for managing and implementation of programs. On the behind of successful schools, there are qualified principals who lead the teaching and learning process by taking an important role on planning, implementation and coordination of the curriculum. So far, very few studies have been investigated the school administrators about managing the curriculum. The success of a school is directly related to how the school administrator manages and implements the curriculum. The participants of this study consist of all primary school principals in the North Cyprus. From a population of around 121 school principals, 90 randomly selected principals was completed the questionnaire, 82 form public, 8 from private schools. The "School Principals' Curriculum Management Behaviours Survey" is used in spring semester of the academic year of 2013-2014. After the data is collected, principals’ perceptions of their curriculum management behaviours determined through statistical analysis. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 18) will be utilized to carry out statistical procedures while examining the obtained data. The two samples t-test with percentages was applied and a non-significant difference on the curriculum management behaviours of public and private primary school principals is found.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n2p366


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