International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Assessment of School Managers’ Perspectives about Proactive Service Programmes at Primary Schools
Uğur Diler, PhD; Battal Odabaşı; Hüseyin Sultanoğlu

The topic of this research is “The assessment of school managers’ perspectives about proactive service programmes at primary schools”. In this context, the aim of this study is to determine the proactive service perceptions of school managers working in the sample group. The universe of the research is İstanbul province, and sample group contain 51 school managers who worked in Bakırköy and Bahçelievler districts in İstanbul. The qualitative method is used in the research. To obtain the data, a questionnaire, prepared by researchers was applied to sample group. The questionnaire consists of two parts. The 5 questions in the first part is dealing with demographic data of participants and the second part has 10 questions with yes or no answers to obtain data about school manager’s perspectives of proactive service programmes at primary schools. In addition, 5 structured interview questions are asked to 11 school managers by face to face relation to evaluate the results of questionnaire in detail. The data is analysed by frequency, chi-square, and content analysis. When the answers of school managers for Proactive Service Survey are analysed, no significant difference was seen according to gender, age, marital status, seniority or educational back ground. School managers thought the application of Proactive Service Programme makes a major contribution to education. However, the result has also shown that school managers do not apply dyslexia test, hyperactivity attention deficit disorder test or dyscalculia test to the students who will start the first grade and school readiness test was not applied. Also all school managers agree the statement “Students are provided necessary lesson equipment’s which are convenient for their levels.” The awareness about proactive service program and education of school managers about them can be recommended.

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