New Zealand schools are now managed by parent‐elected trustees whose role is to work in partnership with school staff to formulate and monitor aspects of school policy. A sample of those involved in the partnership (principals, teachers, chairpersons and parents) were asked what role they thought the Board should play in three different types of school policy decision. The results showed that, while there were some differences between primary and secondary respondents, most respondents believed the Board should play a far less influential role in educational than in administrative decisions. Overall, less than 50 per cent of both the professional and lay groups expressed opinions about the Board′s role that were consistent with current government policy on the management of New Zealand schools.
Robinson, V., Timperley, H., Parr, J. and McNaughton, S. (1994), "The Community‐School Partnership in the Management of New Zealand Schools", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 72-87. https://doi.org/10.1108/09578239410063120Download as .RIS
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