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ERIC Number: ED013480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A MODEL FOR SHARED DECISION MAKING IN THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALSHIP.
BRIDGES, EDWIN M.
RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT TEACHER PARTICIPATION IN DECISIONMAKING HAS DESIRABLE CONSEQUENCES. WHEN THE PRINCIPAL INVOLVES TEACHERS IN MAKING DECISIONS WHICH ARE LOCATED IN THEIR ZONE OF INDIFFERENCE, PARTICIPATION IS LESS EFFECTIVE. A TEACHER IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IF THE DECISION IS RELEVANT TO HIM AND IF HE IS CAPABLE OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE DECISION. WHEN THE PRINCIPAL HAS DECIDED AT WHAT PHASE IN THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS TEACHERS WILL BE INCLUDED AND WHAT THEIR ROLE WILL BE, HE MUST DETERMINE THE CONSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE GROUP (PARTICIPANT-DETERMINING, PARLIAMENTARIAN, OR DEMOCRATIC-CENTRALIST). DECISIONS APPROPRIATE FOR PARTICIPANT-DETERMINING HOLD HIGH RELEVANCE TO THE TEACHERS. WHEN TEACHERS' INTERESTS ARE CONFLICTING, THE PARLIAMENTARIAN STYLE IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACHIEVING CONSENSUS, AND WHEN BOTH TEACHERS' VIEWS AND THE PRINCIPAL'S FINAL JUDGMENT ARE REQUIRED, THE DEMOCRATIC-CENTRALIST STYLE IS MOST FEASIBLE. IN ALL THREE STRUCTURES, THE PRINCIPAL MUST FACILITATE THE GROUP EFFORT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE NECESSARY LEADERSHIP POSITION. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Ann)