ERIC Number: ED364983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School Empowerment through Self-Managing Teams: Leader Behavior in Developing Self-Managing Work Groups in Schools.
Short, Paula M.
In searching for avenues to create a collaborative school environment in which autonomous teachers impact the outcomes of schooling and students become independent learners, there is increasing interest in "self-managing work groups." This paper presents findings of a study that examined the role of the principal in the development of self-managing work teams. First, the study selected four empowered middle schools with self-managing interdisciplinary teaching teams. Data were gathered through observation; interviews with the principal, team teachers, and counselors; and interviews with student-focus groups. Findings indicate that in working with self-managing teams, the principal facilitated reflection, team focus on goals, self-criticism, and self-reinforcement. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Inside subtitle varies slightly.