An investigation of public school administrators' attitudes that impact school budget-building in the United Arab Emirates
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- Open Access.
- This study examines K-12 public school administrators' attitudes and beliefs toward the public school budget-building process in emirate Abu Dhabi, UAE. This quantitative study examines the relationship between administrators' attitudes and adopted beliefs about school budget-building. Specifically, this study investigates if school administrators' backgrounds have an effect on administrators' attitudes and beliefs as it pertains to school budget-development in the UAE.Ninety-three kindergarten, primary, and secondary school-based administrators (principals and vice-principals) employed in 50 public schools throughout Al-Ain City (in Abu Dhabi), UAE participated in the study. A survey instrument consisting of 11 demographic and background items and 29 statements concerning school administrators' attitudes toward school budget-development and allocation was used to gather the data. Participants were asked to provide their attitude along a strongly agree/strongly disagree continuum. Public school budget-building in the UAE is developed by policy makers in the Ministry of Education (MOE). On-site school administrators are not involved in the budget-building process. The study is important for the formulation and implementation of school-based budget policies, and for the design of budget-development reform initiatives and budget-training programs supporting UAE school administrators to be more effective leaders.
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- Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2016.
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- Microfilm (positive). 1 reel 35 mm. (University Microfilms 103-00625)
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- The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file ; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file.
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