ERIC Number: ED106956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Participation in Decision-Making: A Selected Bibliography. Exchange Bibliography No. 258.
Pierce, Milo C.
Employee participation literature spans well over three decades, while only in the past few years has the literature on student participation begun to accumulate. Unfortunately, much of the student participation literature is made up of opinion articles on whether to encourage participation, and the relatively few empirical investigations available usually consists of descriptive reports of the perceptions and preferences of students, faculty, or administrators. Consequently, a review of the general literature of participatory decision-making may not only improve group decision-making practices in education but may also suggest viable avenues of hard research on which these practices may be soundly based. The references in this bibliography, selected primarily from the fields of business, education, psychology, and sociology, focus on employee, faculty, and student participation. Participation in decision-making is identified as the involvement of subordinates in the decision-making processes within a given formal organization. Special attention has been given to nearly all theoretical and research studies available in English. Some opinion literature and committee reports have been included because of their theoretical or planning value, but most have been excluded. (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Participation, Student Participation, Teacher Participation
Council of Planning Librarians, P. O. Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.