ERIC Number: ED490543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-3
The Demands of Decentralization: Skills and Knowledge for Leaders in Restructured Schools
Gok, Kubilay; Peterson, Kent D.; Warren, Valli D.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA)
One of the most visible and widespread of the current educational reforms is the attempt to decentralize authority to schools and to involve teachers and others in shared decision making. Often occurring together as site-based shared decision making (SBDM), this reform is turning out to be more difficult to implement than once thought. Few noted the complexities in skills and knowledge necessary to implement SBDM successfully. This reform changes the nature of teachers and principals' work in important ways, requires new structures and processes for finding and using information in decision making and demands new and more skills in decision making and teamwork. Appended is: List of Categories and Sample Barriers.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools, Madison, WI.
Authoring Institution: N/A