ERIC Number: ED357474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Some Implications of Site-Based Management on the Role and Preparation of Teachers and Administrators.
Heger, Herbert K.; Lindahl, Ronald A.
Site-based management, decentralization of decision making to the school level, is a major component of restructuring the American educational system. However, despite the attention site-based management has received, many states and school districts have been slow to implement it. One reason for this failure could be the ability and willingness of teachers and administrators to take on the additional responsibility required by such reforms. Administrators and teachers in schools undergoing site-based management in El Paso County, Texas, were surveyed about their participation in decision making as well as their perceived need for additional education and training in this area. There was very strong agreement among respondents that teacher participation in certain tasks was essential to successful site-based management. The most significant finding was that teachers thought the tasks that were most important for them to participate in were those they had been most involved in under centralized governance systems--planning and instruction-related tasks. Those tasks traditionally the domain of administrators were considered of lesser importance. There was less agreement on which tasks teacher participation was likely. Similarly, responses varied on areas in which teachers and administrators thought additional training was needed. (Contains 20 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Based Management, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
University of Texas at El Paso, College of Education, El Paso, TX 79968 (free, single copies).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas