ERIC Number: ED154503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing Technical Core Problem Solving in Schools: An Empirical Test of a Structural Intervention. Working Paper Series 78-22.
Mohrman, Allan M., Jr.; And Others
In the course of carrying out the technical tasks of the school, teachers encounter common problems that do not impose on those in managerial roles. School organizations are typically structured in such a way as to prevent the information sharing and processing necessary to confront these problems. A collective decision-making structure for teachers is needed to supplement the traditional institutional decision-making structure of the school system. This paper describes and evaluates a survey-feedback-based, problem-solving structural intervention originally conceptualized and tested in an earlier experiment. A three-year project using a refined version of an earlier design and a quasi-experimental research design is reported on in this document. Results of the project were generally favorable, with teachers taking a greater role in decision-making, but a need was seen for further work to make the system compatible with the existing wide range of school patterns and needs. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. College of Administrative Science.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978); Tables III.1, III.4, and the appendix may not reproduce clearly