ERIC Number: ED334680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Implementing Shared Governance: Models for Empowering Teachers.
Shared governance is an elusive concept for schools to grasp and put into action. For schools to move forward with shared governance implementation, they need to gain a clear, precise understanding of who is involved, what processes ensure that those targeted will actually be involved, what those individuals' efforts should focus on, and what methods are used to inform the faculty of the results of their efforts in decision making. School staffs need a clear, fully operational process governing their efforts so that everyone in the school understands and follows the appropriate procedures for their collective actions. Every group that is involved in shared governance should understand whether its role is to advise or to actually make decisions. Group members can be appointed, elected, or asked to volunteer. The more people that are involved in the governance process, the higher the degree of faculty support. Figure 1 shows the different conditions of understanding in the shared governance process. Figure 2 shows the educational impacts of the different focuses of shared governance. (EJS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).