ERIC Number: ED332331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
WVEA-AEL Site-Based Decisionmaking Casebook: A Joint Study.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; West Virginia Education Association, Charleston.
Site-based decisionmaking is the concept of collaboration between school faculty and administration in planning, problem solving, and decision making in school policies and practices. One reason to implement this type of management is that school reform requires the involvement of all stakeholders in the educational process to be effective. During 1988-90, the West Virginia Legislature passed bills that mandated site-based decisionmaking. A group of three teachers and an intermediate service agency educator was organized to conduct a study to identify model site-based decisionmaking programs. Out of 55 programs, 8 were selected. The development, goals, organizational structures, training resources, accomplishments/obstacles, future, demographics, and contact information for each program are given. Recommendations to educators as they begin restructuring include involving all persons affected by decisions in the decision-making process and valuing the opinions of others. Additional study organization materials are given in five appendices. An assessment form is provided for the reader to evaluate the study. (189 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; West Virginia Education Association, Charleston.
Identifiers: West Virginia