ERIC Number: ED126083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Collaboration, Principal Influence, and Decision Making in Elementary Schools. Technical Report No. 48.
This report examines the relationship between school type and the participation and influence of teachers in school management, and between school type and the principal's influence in certain issues and professional interaction with teachers in elementary schools. The principals were the chief source of information. An introduction explains the purpose of the report. Chapter 2 explains the method in which responses were gathered from the participants of the study and measured. Chapter 3 discusses the relationship between teacher collaboration and teacher participation and influence in school decision-making. The relationship between teacher collaboration and the influence of the principal are examined in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 looks at school characteristics and environmental factors affecting participation and influence. Policy implications of the results of this study are examined in Chapter 6. It was concluded that collaboration leads to greater interaction between principals and teachers. Teachers involved in team teaching and joint teaching demonstrated considerably more influence in school decisions on personnel, administration, pupil management, curricula, and teaching methods than did teachers in schools where there was no collaboration. In schools where there were many teams, much joint teaching, and shared decision-making, principals as well as teachers felt more, rather than less, influential. The appendixes include the sampling procedure, research instruments, and comparative data from teachers. (SK)
Descriptors: Administration, Decision Making, Elementary Schools, Environmental Influences, Interprofessional Relationship, Management Teams, Organizational Communication, Policy Formation, Power Structure, Principals, School Organization, Teacher Influence, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.