ERIC Number: ED315848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A View from the Inside: Addressing the Impediments to Shared Decision Making. Report of the Select Seminar on Addressing the Impediments to Shared Decision Making.
Capital Area School District Association, Albany, NY. New York State Leadership in Educational Administration Development Center.
In April 1989, a group of 30 educators from across New York State met for 3 days' intense discussion of impediments to shared decision making in schools. The seminar format modeled the communication and group dynamics considered an essential part of the shared decision-making process. The facilitator's role quickly changed from directive to supportive and the group assumed governance of discussions and presentations. Relying upon the expertise of seminar members and arranging the facilities and time to allow for both reflection and discussion are hallmarks of the approach. Major impediments to the shared decision-making process include individual and institutional fear of change and role divisions. The changes needed and the process itself are examined on an individual basis as well as on an institutional basis. A recurrent theme throughout the discussions dealt with the issue of developing a sense of trust between and among educators. The appendix includes an article entitled "LEAD Center's Select Seminar Participants Consider Ways to Implement Shared Decision Making." (SI)
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Discussion, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Intergroup Relations, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Trust (Psychology)
Publication Sales, CASDA-LEAD Center, Husted 211, University at Albany, School of Education, State University of New York, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Capital Area School District Association, Albany, NY. New York State Leadership in Educational Administration Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: New York