School-Based Management: Views from Public and Private Elementary School Principals

Mary T. Apodaca-Tucker, John R. Slate


In this study, we analyzed the principal questionnaire contained in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) database regarding the extent to which school-based management was reported as having been implemented differently by public and by private elementary school principals. Statistical analyses indicated many differences in the degree of influence reported to be present on the part of principals, parents, and other groups on important decisions made at schools. Differences in school-based management between our public and private elementary school principals were linked to the extant literature. Moreover, recommendations for further research were discussed.


Elementary Education; Principals; Private Schools; Program Implementation; Public Schools; School Based Management

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