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ERIC Number: ED346569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 25
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Responses to Restructuring and Empowerment Initiatives: A Study of Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of Organizational Leadership, Decisionmaking and Climate.
Bredeson, Paul V.
Findings of a study that examined teachers' and principals' perceptions of organizational changes affecting their professional work as a result of restructuring are presented in this paper. The multiple case study of two elementary, two middle, and two high schools derived data from interviews with each principal and from questionnaires administered to 32 elementary, 75 middle, and 85 high school teachers. The questionnaire explored teachers' perceptions about six school condition variables: principal leadership; teacher initiative; student learning; discipline; teacher involvement in planning; and school climate. Findings indicate that teachers and principals in general reported similar descriptions of restructuring and that differences were related to role specific changes. Specifically, restructuring and empowerment initiatives contributed to role conflict and strain. School environments characterized by poor teacher/principal relations were more likely to resist restructuring. It is recommended that teachers and principals understand how changes affect role holders and inform other stakeholders. One table is included. (15 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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