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This study explores the influence of school culture on the management of
professional development in secondary schools in Malaysia. It illustrates how
school culture influences the school professional development management.
The instrument used in this study is a self-administered questionnaire involving
515 secondary school teachers. The results of the study reveal that school
culture correlates with the management of professional development and found
that two out of five (40%) constructs of school culture influence the school
professional development management. This finding shows that only two
constructs of school culture, namely collective efficacy and communication, can
become predictors of the management of professional development in schools.
This study has clearly shown the importance of school culture to management of
professional development in secondary schools. As for the contribution to the
body of knowledge, this study has introduced a new construct, identified as
Total Evaluation, to evaluate the management for professional development.
This will help improve the existing measurement currently used.