ERIC Number: ED361857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Decision Making: First-Year Perceptions of Kentucky Teachers, Principals, and Counselors.
Logan, Joyce Polley
Findings of a study that examined the perceived effects of school-based decision making (SBDM) on school curriculum, particularly vocational education, and decision-making processes are presented in this document. Sixty-nine secondary schools in Kentucky participated in SBDM during the 1991-92 school year. Data were obtained from a survey mailed to a total of 558 school personnel--principals, counselors, English teachers, mathematics teachers, science teachers, and vocational teachers from the 69 schools. Findings indicate that 67 percent of school personnel believed that SBDM improved the quality of decision making during the initial year of operation. The highest percentage of positive responses came from principals. No major shifts in vocational education programming occurred. Forty-two percent of the returned surveys reported increased interaction of vocational and academic teachers, with a low to moderate increase in the degree of integration between vocational and academic programs. Five tables and three figures are included, as well as an executive summary. Appendices contain correspondence, questionnaires, and statistical data. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky