Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Principals’ Experiences Leading Strategic Planning in High-Performing Primary Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
by Ramlal, Adesh, Ph.D., Walden University, 2019, 164; 27545936
Abstract (Summary)

In the education system in Trinidad and Tobago, only 60% of students are achieving mastery in literacy and numeracy as documented by national tests. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore principals’ experiences leading strategic planning designed to increase achievement in literacy and numeracy in 8 high-performing primary schools in Trinidad and Tobago. Fullan’s change process theory provided the framework for the study. Data were collected from interviews with 8 principals. Data analysis included coding, categorizing, and identifying themes. Findings indicated that principals plan, implement, and monitor the facilitation of change processes through in-depth strategies in teaching and learning with a continuous focus on literacy and numeracy. Findings also revealed that there is continuous professional development to support teachers and transform their capacity in practice. The extension and confirmation of knowledge were validated by the change process theory that change process at the campus level of the school must include strategies for improving the school. Findings may be used to evaluate strategic planning quality and assessment practices in low-performing schools in Trinidad and Tobago, and to improve principals’ capacity for effective strategic planning.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jones, J. Don
Commitee: Kingston, Kathleen, Lacy, Gary
School: Walden University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 81/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Education Policy, Educational administration
Keywords: Change process, Leadership, Literacy, Numeracy, Stakeholders, Strategic planning
Publication Number: 27545936
ISBN: 9781392561492
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