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To investigate whether or not the current performance management process is effective in Irish Post-Primary Schools

O'Brien, Christopher (2013) To investigate whether or not the current performance management process is effective in Irish Post-Primary Schools. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this dissertation is to explore whether or not the current performance management process is effective in Irish Post-Primary Schools, paying particular attention to how this process has been modified over time.

The researcher, when carrying out the primary research on this dissertation topic will adopt an inductive interpretivist approach. An exploratory design will be selected and implemented by using a qualitative method; this approach will include a number of in- depth interviews. Purposive sampling will then be applied; the sample will consist of four industry experts including two experienced principals and two teachers.

There is no motivational approach put in place to increase the productivity of an underperforming teacher. It is entirely up to the individual, they must have an element of self-motivation in order to be a high performing teacher. The promotional opportunities are restricted in this profession and if selected the promotion is typically a transition from a teaching role into an administrative role. With the Department making cutbacks, the idea of a rewards or recognition programme seems to be completely out of the question.

There is a shortage of academic literature and research done on this topic within Ireland, by merging the relevant primary and secondary research it will benefit any current professionals operating in this industry, or any individual searching for information into it in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching Personnel > Secondary School Teachers
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 13:37
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 13:37
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/843

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