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ERIC Number: ED436854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
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A Study of Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of Shared Decision Making in Georgia Charter Schools.
Merriwether, Regina Wagner
This article analyzes a study that examined Georgia charter-school teachers' and principals' perceptions of the ideal and actual practices in eight key areas of shared decision making: budgeting, curriculum/instruction, facilitating procedures, goals/visions/mission, operations, staffing, staff development, standards, and their overall impressions of shared decision making. The study focused on Georgia charter schools where teachers' and principals' perceptions of the ideal and actual practices in shared decision making are congruent and incongruent. The study's purpose was to enable practitioners to assess extant shared decision making, plan for implementation of increased shared decision making, and add to the evolving body of knowledge on shared decision making and charter schools. The research sample included 21 charter schools with a combined student population of 22,000. The results show that teachers' perceptions of the ideal and actual practices in, and overall impression of, shared decision making were incongruent, suggesting that teachers did not have a consistent knowledge base about shared decision making. Likewise, principals' perceptions of the ideal and actual practices were significantly different, indicating that the principals did not have the same mental model of how charter schools and mandated shared decision making should be implemented. (Contains 22 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia