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ERIC Number: ED319131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Evolution of Shared Decision Making in School-Based Management.
Strusinski, Marianne
During the 1987-88 school year, the notion of school-based management (SBM) was introduced in selected schools in the Dade County (Florida) Public Schools. The paper discusses the changes that are occurring in the shared decision-making (SDM) body of the SBM project over time. In June 1989, schools participating in the SBM program completed a form called the "cadre narrative", which contained a set of six questions. Of the 33 participating schools, 30 submitted their cadre narrative on time. Three questions were chosen for analysis: (1) additional staff training needs; (2) efforts geared toward maintaining or enhancing participation in the shared decision making; and (3) changes/refinements made to the SDM since its inception. Although staff have been attending a variety of training workshops, responses indicate there are still areas that need to be addressed. The most frequently cited categories of training needs were professional skills and working in groups. Teachers are identifying needs associated with various management skills, an area traditionally lacking in their professional training and experience. Also, over 10 percent of the schools listed personal issues, such as stress management and burnout, as a training need. If only a few teachers are carrying the majority of the SDM load, burnout can be an important consideration. Other findings are discussed, along with recommendations for schools desiring to develop SDM programs. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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