ERIC Number: ED248992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-16
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of a Team Decision-Making Model Among Child Care Workers.
Krueger, Mark A.
The team treatment model is extremely popular in residential group care for emotionally disturbed and/or troubled children and youth; however, there is little information to verify that the model is being implemented and that desired outcomes are being obtained. This field study was designed to explore the team decision-making process through three stages of development: mobilization, deliverer implementation, and institutionalization. Data were collected by observing each of eight teams at least twice during a 2- or 3-hour team meeting, interviewing team members and administrators, and examining related documents and records. Notes were taken throughout the study and later analyzed by using a multiple coding system to identify specific classes of information. Findings were validated through use of three procedures. Results indicated that implementation had been only partially completed in each stage. Pertinent findings and recommendations for further implementation are presented. Information concerning interviews, record examination, field notes, and data analysis is appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Naturalistic Research
Note: Paper presented at the Fatherhood Forum (Chicago, IL, June 16, 1984).