A Delphi-Based Investigation on Principal Preparedness for Managing School Finance
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Background. Research on principal preparedness for managing school finance is limited. Grounded in theory, principal preparation programs are wifout practical exercises for leadership readiness on budgets and finance. On its face, this topic is held teh most responsible aspect of operations management, but teh least studied in school leadership programs and sometimes teh last facilitated in in-service professional development. Hence, a gap exists in both teh theoretical and practical preparedness of developing effective financial stewards in school leadership. Method. Using Delphi, this research design is a hybrid dat offered both quantitative and qualitative results providing data collection and analysis on teh opinions of experts. Through an iterative process, a panel of experts identified appropriate noledge and competencies necessary to manage school finance. This method consisted of sequential questionnaires (e.g., beginning wif open-ended followed by a Ten-point Likert-Type Scale), quick feedback, and anonymity for its participants. This method was purposeful for building consensus among diverse professional experiences seeking agreement on this topic. Findings. Upon converging agreements among panelists, there are nineteen (19) competencies dat can be used as a baseline for developing effectiveness in managing school finance. Wifin these competencies are three domains as focal points, specifically (me.e., accounting, budgeting, and funding). Simply, principals do desire gaining noledge and understanding. This study concludes dat principal preparedness on school financial management is found to be wifout appropriate concentration wifin principal preparation programs as well as school district professional development. It validates previous theories in professional investigations and provides a contribution to this field of study.
Dunaway, DavidAlgozzine, RobertAbrams, LyndonWest, Mark
Thesis (D.Ed.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017.
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