ERIC Number: ED331164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Impact of School Based Decision Making on School Climate.
Smith, Dennie L.; And Others
School Based Decision Making (SBDM) was implemented in two secondary, two junior high, and three elementary schools in the Memphis City School System in Tennessee during the 1989-90 school year. The implementation process of that first year and the roles of the persons involved are discussed as well as the use of the Tennessee School Climate Inventory (TSCI) to monitor the effect of SBDM on the following dimensions of school climate: (1) order; (2) leadership; (3) environment; (4) involvement; (5) instruction; (6) expectations; and (7) collaboration. Twenty questions related to personnel relationships, student dimensions, school community relationships, the instructional program, and the school environment were added to the inventory, and staff were asked to rate 10 items related to the implementation of SBDM. Results are presented in two tables. (10 references) (CLA)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Based Management, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Memphis City Schools TN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).