Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 4(9), pp. 659-673, September 2013. DOI: http:/dx.doi.org/10.14303/er.2013.215. Copyright © 2013 International Research Journals

 

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School meetings: Bliss or curse! Meetings management skills in Lebanese private schools

Khalil Al- Jammal and Norma Ghamrawi*

Faculty of Education- Lebanese University

*Corresponding Authors E-mail: dr.norma_ghamrawi@hotmail.com

Received September 5, 2013;  Accepted 11 September, 2013

Abstract

 

This study is a quantitative study that addressed meeting management in Lebanese private schools context.  587 teachers from in 118 private schools in Beirut, Lebanon responded to a survey in which data was elicited from them regarding how staff meetings were conducted in their schools along with their personal evaluation of such meetings and what they considered as main obstacles confronting the optimal conduction of meetings. This was made against an extensive review of the literature of meetings management. Data was analyzed using SPSS 18.0 for windows. Results indicated that meetings were poorly managed according to the international literature of meetings management. In addition, the majority of participating teachers considered staff meetings to be useless and provided possible reasons for that. Limitations of the study and recommendations for both research and practice are provided.

Keywords: Meeting management- school leadership- school improvement- school effectiveness.

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