Brentwood school review : organizational structure and climate

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Lein, Lavern
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2001
A school's climate is its atmosphere for learning and as such includes the feelings people have about school and whether it fosters learning. A positive climate creates a school place where staff, students and parents want to spend a substantial portion of their time. It is a good and healthy place to be. Whenever educators or parents visit a school for the first time it is common to hear remarks about its organization and climate. Typical statements or observations might include, "This school has good atmosphere," or "This school has a good feeling." The health of an organization is shaped and influenced by the integration of a number of interconnected and complex variables. The purpose ofthis project, a school review, was to translate those variables and feelings into specific factors that determine the organizational structure and climate of Brentwood School. The areas of school organization, planning, communication, staff development, philosophy, programs, student behavior, and school climate were reviewed. Commendations and recommendations were presented for further attention by the staff. The study consisted of two questionnaires and one open ended interview that asked teachers to rate their views of the school. Parents were sent a series of open ended questions to comment on their views of the school. The questionnaires and open ended questions were administered in the spring of 2000 and the data was compiled and analyzed in July and August of2000. The goal of this review was the improvement of the school climate at Brentwood School. Ultimately, improvement of productivity and satisfaction for students, teachers, other staff members, the administration, and the parents were sought.
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Elementary schools -- Alberta -- Strathmore -- Evaluation , Elementary school environment -- Alberta -- Strathmore