ERIC Number: ED126562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Real and Ideal Decision Structure and Involvement in IGE Schools. Technical Report No. 374.
Wright, Kenneth W.
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid, reliable instrument for measuring the perceptions of teachers regarding decision-making structures and teacher involvement in decision-making in schools using the Individually Guided Education (IGE) model. Elements of Lipham's model of the decision-making process and Dale's definition of decentralized decision-making were incorporated into the instrument. The study consisted of three phases, including (1) the definition phase, (2) the instrument construction phase, and (3) the instrument testing phase. In the testing phase, the final instrument was administered to teachers in 77 randomly selected IGE elementary schools. Analysis of the survey data showed that IGE teachers desired greater involvement in decision-making at the schoolwide and extraschool levels, but they felt they already had moderately high involvement in decision-making at the unit-subunit level within their schools. The testing phase proved the final instrument to be a valid and reliable means of measuring teacher perceptions of real and ideal decision-making in IGE elementary schools. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Report from the Project on Organization for Instruction and Administrative Arrangements