ERIC Number: ED320286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Implementing Shared Decision Making in School-Based Management: Barriers to Changing Traditional Behavior.
Mutchler, Sue E.; Duttweiler, Patricia C.
The strategies for school based management and shared decision making are seldom studied together. A written survey administered to practitioners currently using one or both of the strategies provides information for the implementation of shared decision making. Methodological limitations include a sample of 230 site personnel with a response rate of 30 percent. Findings identify eight barriers, institutional and noninstitutional, to changing traditional behavior. Four recommendations are offered for the implementation of shared decision making; they are transformation of authority, collaboration, professional development, and commitment. Results indicate that the implementation of shared decision making in school-based management requires fundamental changes in traditional behavior. Appendices provide a list of training resources, a list of respondents, and survey summary data and graphs. (25 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).