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ERIC Number: ED172354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Case for School Based Decision Sharing. A Discussion Paper.
Andrews, Greg
If schools are to be professionally responsive to and accountable to their clients, each school must have some control over decisions affecting its particular student body. These include decisions in the areas of policy, curriculum, staffing, facilities, resources (and related finances), evaluation processes, and participation in system-level planning. Involvement of students, parents, teachers, and the school administrative staff in these decisions can have several advantages, including broader-based and better informed decisions, a reduction in alienation of the local school community, improved communications and relations between school and community, the development of better methods for conflict resolution, and the creation of a school program more reflective of the sociocultural makeup of the community. This document presents the concept of decision sharing as handled in New South Wales as a topic for further discussion, concentrating specifically on the roles of parents, teachers, students, and administrative personnel in the process. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print size of original document ; Paper prepared for the New South Wales School Based Decision Sharing Project, Haymarket, Australia