ERIC Number: ED049553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Some Organizational Characteristics of Multiunit Schools.
In a multiunit school, teachers are organized into relatively autonomous groups. Each group has a unit leader responsible for management and coordination of unit activities, who serves as a linkage to the principal. Decisionmaking functions and the influence system are lodged in the group, thus diffusing what would be the principal's authority in a traditionally organized school. Teachers report greater satisfaction with group participation in the decisionmaking than with individual, centralized decisionmaking. A related document is EA 003 476. (RA)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Leaders, Multiunit Schools, Organization, Organizational Climate, Power Structure, School Organization, Team Teaching
CASEA Editor, Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.