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Role of New Zealand school boards in 1997: Report to the New Zealand School Trustees' Association

Cathy Wylie

This report gives the results of a national survey of members of school boards of trustees. The New Zealand School Trustees' Association commissioned the survey to find out how trustees saw their role, after eight years of experience of school-based management.

Responses came from 1130 school boards, just under half the total number. Boards wanted more resourcing, not more responsibilities. The teamwork, partnership, and mutual support between boards and school staff contrasted sharply with their estrangement from central government.

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