Dr Paul Osa Igbineweka & Mary I. Ushie
This study investigated the relationship between principals’ change management processes and teachers’ effectiveness in public secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo State. Simple random sampling was used to select 200 respondents from a total population of 382 teachers, representing 52.3% from 10 out of 13 schools. Instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire titled “Principals’ Change Management Processes and Teachers’ Effectiveness Questionnaire” (PCMPTEQ) which was validated by experts in Measurement and Evaluation and Educational Management before it was administered. The reliability of the instrument was determined using a test-retest method of 20 teachers outside the sample. The reliability estimate stood at r= 0.60 and r= 0.70. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to analyse the data, and the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between principals’ transformational leadership style, communication of change process and implementation of change management processes and teachers’ effectiveness in public secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. It was recommended that schools should adopt transformational leadership; using communication as a key element in accepting and translating policy knowledge into services implementation for National cohesion in schools.