Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2014

Journal

Leadership in Focus: The Journal for Australasian School Leaders

Volume Number

34

Page Numbers

18-20

ISSN

1833-5535

Embargo Period

2-8-2015

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C3

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of a Rights & Responsibilities program on school climate. Data were collected from 604 students in 59 regular grade 5-6 classrooms, within 20 state schools in Victoria, Australia. A significant positive relationship was found between the implementation of a rights and responsibilities program and increased measures of positive school climate. Implications for classroom teachers and school administrators are discussed. The importance of a Rights & Responsibilities program on student involvement, student-teacher relationships and belonging/connectedness is emphasised.

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Copyright © Kevin Petrie 2014


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