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ERIC Number: ED199826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Increased Decision Making Involvement for Teachers: Ethical and Practical Consideration. Revised.
Imber, Michael; And Others
Noting that several new programs have afforded teachers increased opportunity for participation in educational decision-making, this paper examines practical and ethical arguments supporting this trend. The practical arguments, which are based on the promise of increased educational productivity (evidenced often by student achievement), are found to be plausible but still in need of confirmation through research. The ethical arguments are an application to teachers of the doctrine of workplace democracy, the notion that workers have the right to participate in making decisions that affect their work. It is concluded that both types of arguments must be considered in the development of policy. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).