Project 3: Surveys

Objectives for the study of school principals


The questionnaire study carried out with primary and secondary school principals across Canada aims to study principals’ conceptions and opinions regarding the dynamics of change that have happened in the school setting. The study attempts to describe the social characteristics of the professional body (in terms of classic sociological variables such as gender, age, level of education, etc.), to illustrate how principals integrate into the profession, to analyze their conceptions of the profession and the work activities and to grasp some of their work conditions (in particular, the social relationships at the heart of the school and the school’s culture).

François Larose, professor at the Université de Montréal is supervising this project.

The study report :