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ERIC Number: ED493568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-4
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
Teacher Empowerment in the Decision Making Process
Hicks, George E.; DeWalt, Cassandra Sligh
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According to Erlandson and Bifano (1987), teacher empowerment is a vital dimension of the school's organization. Lieberman (1989) defined teacher empowerment as "empowering teachers to participate in group decisions and to have real decision-making roles in the school community" (p. 24). Furthermore, Summers (2006) addressed the need for professionals to be well rounded in the process of articulating needs. Furthermore, teachers may need to learn decision making strategies and to help accomplish the mission of the organization. This study identified current and past research that examines the need for teachers in the decision making process. Through involving teachers in the decision making process, empowerment was noted as being integral in the decision making process. Findings suggested that future research be done in this area. This study will also articulate other recommendations for administrative programs, group decision making in the school climate, and teachers' needs for in-service trainings. It is suggested that a future study be done to replicate the results of the present study. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina