Assisted Christian Schools Governance, Practices, Boards Commitments and Performance Measures in Sri Lanka

  •  Sr. Mary Fernando    
  •  Kennedy D Gunawardana    
  •  Y K Banda    


Education has been playing the most important pivoting role in the development of human civilization in the present. Hence, education is inseparable and it is imperative to cater to the present needs of the society and prepare the society for a better future. One of the most valuable gifts that the Catholic Church has contributed is the holistic approach in the education, as we need to compete for Knowledge and wisdom; true education is not only training the mind but also the heart leading to wisdom. However the overall performance of the holistic education system faced wide spread controversy and continuing concern about how schools are being managed and controlled has led to many studies on school performance. The purpose of the study is provided evidence from single or a few perspectives such as selected indicators and school governance principals. In addition, there are many inconsistencies in the finding across the world that shows no signal school governance model is appropriate for all schools, countries and economic environments. The study has considered the three different school governance practicess of board clear funtion, sustainable policy, and board charter in capturing the effect of board governance on school performance. In addition, to elucidate school performance is dealing with board governance; the study used four perspective of balance score card as a determinant of school performance. The estimation results suggested that the board clear function, sustainable policy and board charter had significant positive driving forces on school performance.

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