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Evaluation of Teachers’ Perceptions Related to High School Principals’ Behaviors about Change Management

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Author(s): Ali TAŞ

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Change | School Management | Change Management

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to investigate teacher perceptions related to behaviors of high school principals’management of change and whether there is any difference between these perceptions according to somevariables. The research is a descriptive study based on survey model. The data for the research were obtainedby means of “Change Management Behavior Scale”. The data obtained from 152 high school teachers wereconsidered as convenient for the analysis. Data were analyzed by using frequency, mean, t-test and ANOVAtest. Results showed that according to the perceptions of the teachers, high school principals “sometimes’’realize the behaviors of ‘‘taking risks to carry out the change’’ while they ‘‘usually’’ consider ‘‘the parentsand teachers affecting the change process’’. The teacher perceptions related to the behaviors of high schoolprincipals’ change management didn’t show any significant differences according to teachers’ gender,seniority, branch and type of the school that teachers work at.
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