ERIC Number: ED340129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Designing a School-Based Decision-Making Training Program through Real-Life Experiences.
Polizzi, Kenneth G.; And Others
School based decision making (SBDM) has become one of the of hottest issues in education today. In SBDM the local governing body consists of parents, teachers, community members, and school administrators responsible for the legislative duties of running their school. Since most decision-making programs are geared for use in business settings rather than school settings, a training model to improve team decision-making based on observations of seven school-based decision-making committees in seven deregulated schools was developed. The model develops a new set of attributes that characterize the typical decisions faced by such councils. Stages of the decision-making process are described, which include: (1) stating the problem; (2) specifying and rephrasing the problems; (3) identifying available information; and (4) determining the support needed for implementation. Finally, the decision is evaluated and necessary changes are made. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November 13-15, 1991).