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ERIC Number: ED455565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Pages: 11
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Participation of Teachers in the School Management: A Reality in Current Czech Schools?
Pol, Milan; Rabusicova, Milada
This paper reports on a study that focused on teacher participation in decision making, part of a larger study that looked at management styles in Czech basic schools. There was particular interest in areas of school functioning that went beyond the level of common teachers' work in the classroom. Questionnaires were submitted to school heads and to teachers (N=171) from 9 basic schools (1st through 9th grade). Research methods included interviews with school heads and their deputies, group interviews, observation, and the study of documents. Findings from the study correspond to those from more extensive studies in the field. They indicate that Czech teachers cannot be generally regarded as the ones "interested only in their direct work in the classrooms." Quite often they declare their interest in participation in some whole-school issues, and in issues directly related to education and schooling work. However, quite often, the decision-making process is more on the operational level than on a strategic one. Results also suggest that teachers' participation at the decision-making level does not guarantee better work in the school. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic