ERIC Number: ED322619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Aspirations for School Improvement: A Participatory Decision-Making Workshop. Facilitator's Manual.
Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Guidelines for facilitation of a teacher workshop on participative decision making, with a focus on the development of a school improvement plan based on consensus, are offered in this manual. Session topics include: perceptions, creativity, brainstorming, consensus building, and action planning. The introductory section defines workshop goals. The perceptions section uses activities to introduce the concept of differences between individual's perceptions, and the brainstorming session presents basic tenets of group behavior and initiates the identification of school needs. The cooperative negotiation process is learned in the consensus building session, and writing objectives to meet shared goals is presented in the action plan unit. Each discussion section includes group activities and exercises, with guidelines for the workshop facilitator regarding preparation, purpose of the activity, and recommendations. Appendices present background information on participative decision making and a sample workshop evaluation form. Transparencies are also included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Brainstorming, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Communication, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Professional Education, Teacher Influence, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.