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ERIC Number: ED374511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Site-Based Decision Making Using Faculty Senates: Three Years of Experience in West Virginia.
Barnette, J. Jackson; Hange, Jane
The West Virginia education reform legislation of 1988 and 1990 mandated greater involvement of school personnel, parents, and community in site-based decision making. This paper examines the operations and activities of faculty senates, which are composed of all full-time educators in each school, for the years 1990-91, 1991-92, and 1992-93. A survey administered to delegates who attended the 1991, 1992, and 1993 West Virginia Education Association Delegate Assemblies yielded 176, 129, and 212 responses, respectively, an approximate 75 percent compliance rate. Respondents indicated increasing faculty involvement in school-based decision making; however, they expressed declining support for decisions and less satisfaction with senate operations within the 3-year period. They most frequently mentioned the need for training, role clarification, and greater support from the school and district administrations. Eight tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia