La gestion des Activités éducatives de la direction et le fonctionnement de l'école primaire


  • Pierre Lapointe Université de Montréal
  • André Brassard Université de Montréal
  • Pascal Ramdé
  • Alain Girard Université de Montréal
  • Roseline Garon Université de Montréal


Many actors in the field of education assert that principals should pay closer attention to educational activities in order to ensure students' achievement. This paper presents a research conducted with 138 principals and 421 teachers which aimed at assessing the frequency of principals' interventions on managing educational activities in elementary schools in Quebec. In addition, this study examines the relations between principals' management of educational activities and the different aspect of the school's functioning. The results show that principals intervene more frequently in specific areas of management such as parents' involvement and the support of at-risk students rather than the supervision of teachers and students' performance. Hence, the quality of the school's functioning varies in the nature and frequency of the principal's intervention which illustrates the importance of their managerial work.
Key words:    management of educational activities, educational leadership, school's functioning, students' achievement.



How to Cite

Lapointe, P., Brassard, A., Ramdé, P., Girard, A., & Garon, R. (2011). La gestion des Activités éducatives de la direction et le fonctionnement de l’école primaire. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 34(1), 179–214. Retrieved from