A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION OF KINDERGARTEN EDUCATOR’S AWARENESSJournal: Educational Research International (Vol.5, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
Authors : Shu-Feng Tseng; Pai-Lu Wu; Hui-Ju Wu; Hsiu-Yi Huang;
Page : 11-17
Keywords : Kindergarten; Distributed Leadership; Organizational Innovation;
This study aimed to discuss the awareness to distributed leadership and organizational innovation of kindergarten educators. Three purposes, to understand the current situation of the distribution leadership and organizational innovation in kindergartens, to discuss the differences of the two factors with various background valuables, and to discuss the correlations of the two factors were included in this study. Questionnaire methodology was introduced while the subjects were the kindergarten educators. Firstly, 12 questionnaires were distributed to each school including one-third of the public schools plus one-fifth of the private ones. Sixty-five schools attended and the total amount of the effective rate was sixty-seven percent by means of 517 effective ones. Based on the effective questionnaires, the data was analyzed by the following projects such as mean, standard deviation, dependent samples one-way ANOVA, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson's product-moment correlation. The results indicated significant differences on the distributed leadership between the educators in different regions in both, public and private schools, significant differences on the awareness of organizational innovation between the educators in public and private kindergartens, and significant correlation between the distributed leadership and organizational innovation for kindergarten educators. Based on the result of this study, specific recommendations were raised as references for educational administrators, educators and future researchers.
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