ERIC Number: ED406744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Shared Decision Making.
Research Roundup, v13 n3 Fall 1996
In shared decision making (SDM), principals collaborate with teachers and sometimes parents to take actions aimed at improving instruction and school climate. While research on SDM outcomes is still inconclusive, the literature shows that SDM brings both benefits and problems, and that the principal is a key figure. This brief offers a sampling of recent research on shared decision making: (1) "Shared Decision-Making" (Lynn Balster Liontos and Larry Lashway); (2) "Principals' Skills and Knowledge for Shared Decision-Making" (Kent Peterson, Kubilay Gok, and Valli D. Warren); (3) "Influences of Shared Decision-Making on School and Classroom Activity: Conversations with Five Teachers" (Gary A. Griffin); (4) "The Principal as Mini-Superintendent under Chicago School Reform" (Bruce R. McPherson and Robert L. Crowson); and (5) "The Fire Is Back! Principals Sharing School Governance" (Jo Blase and Joseph Blase). (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decision Making, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Participative Decision Making, Principals, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Educational Products, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.