ERIC Number: ED330058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Eight Barriers to Changing Traditional Behavior: Part One. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, Number 18.
Mutchler, Sue E.
Insights on Educational Policy and Practice, n18 Mar 1990
Implementing shared decision making in school-based management requires fundamental changes in traditional behavior. Initiation of restructuring systemic authority and decision-making arrangements requires changing deeply held beliefs and developing new roles and relationships. A recent survey of educational practitioners identified eight major barriers to change, which include: (1) fear of taking risks; (2) fear of losing power; (3) resistance to changing roles and responsibilities; (4) lack of trust; (5) lack of definition and clarity; (6) inadequate or inappropriate resources; (7) lack of skills; and (8) lack of hierarchical support. The first five are discussed in this first of a two-issue report; the last three are examined in the second issue. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For part two, see EA 022 772.