Successful School Management Policies, Patterns and Principles (Overview of ISSPP International Project Findings)

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1 Semnan UnivercityPhD student in Educational Management, Semnan University

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Kharazmi University, Tehran


High drop-out rates, low test scores, and rising social disruptions in schools are prominent indicators that education should change based on that, and management should be considered as a solution to problems. This article reviews the successful school management literature. In fact, the main focus is on the international literature of successful schools, especially the findings of the ISSPP project. The main purpose is to review and summarize the main findings of the empirical study of successful school management. Some of these findings highlight characteristics of successful school principals that often increase their degree of homogeneity. These findings are categorized into several important principles, all of which are supported by very strong empirical evidence. The first two cases have the most evidence. The results of review studies suggest that we may need to correct and redefine today's school principals and what they are doing to achieve students' academic success.


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