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García Torres, Darlene – Journal of Educational Administration, 2018
Purpose: Singapore is a country with low teacher attrition rates and high performance on international assessments (TIMSS 2011/2015 and PISA 2012/2015). Consequently, its education system is often considered as a model for other nations. The purpose of this paper is to extend research on teacher job satisfaction in Singapore and provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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King, Fiona; Stevenson, Howard – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: In recent years the benefits of distributed leadership have often assumed the status of an unchallengeable orthodoxy. There is a general acceptance that leadership is best when it is dispersed. In reality this is often little more than a form of "licensed leadership" in which those working in subordinate roles can only exercise…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Administrative Organization, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
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Patterson, Graham – Journal of Educational Administration, 1980
Using Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" as a basis, the author offers an alternative to deficit model programing (catch-up classes for "deficient" students) and posits an approach to problem solving that depends on dialog and interaction. (WD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Short, Paula Myrick; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1994
Explores how nine U.S. schools participating in a project to create empowered schools defined empowerment, structured the change process, and transformed school culture. Participating schools fell into three categories (the opportunity school, the shifter school, and the no-go school) regarding their success in changing school culture, creation of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Participative Decision Making
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Johnston, Gladys Styles; Germinario, Vito – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
This study examined the relationship between teacher involvement in decision making and loyalty to the principal in 10 elementary and 5 secondary schools in New Jersey. Researchers found that teachers were most loyal to principals who gave them decision-making power in areas closely related to instruction. (TE)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Analysis, Participative Decision Making
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Kirby, Peggy C.; Bogotch, Ira – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Summarizes a Louisiana study that asked teachers and new principals in 24 restructuring schools to assess their level of involvement in shared decision making, the kinds of information used to reach decisions, and their perceptions of various information sources' usefulness. Results showed high involvement but little valuing of information beyond…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Utilization, Participative Decision Making, School Based Management
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Imber, Michael; Duke, Daniel L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
Presents an analysis of the concept of "teacher participation in school decision making," a set of empirically based hypotheses concerning the current scope and extent of teacher participation, and an outline for a systematic program of research that could provide information for policy development concerning teacher participation.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Participative Decision Making
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Riley, Dan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1984
A study of public school teachers in Iowa assessed their interest and involvement in participatory decision making at the classroom, building, and district levels. The strongest correlations found linked the teacher's sex and the educational level at which they taught with the types of participation in which they were involved. (PGD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Smithson, Alan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Criticizes James S. Kaminsky's position that a 1970 memo by A. W. Jones, then South Australian Director General of Education--which prescribed administrative decentralization in the region's school systems--brought about the democratization of those systems. (MCG)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Educational Philosophy
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Kaminsky, James S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Rebuts Alan Smithson's critiques of the author's prior position that a 1970 memo by A. W. Jones, then South Australian Director General of Education--which prescribed administrative decentralization in the region's school systems--brought about the democratization of those systems. (MCG)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Educational Philosophy
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Wildy, Helen; Dimmock, Clive – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Investigates teachers' and principals' perceptions of instructional leadership in a sample of Western Australian government primary and secondary schools, using the Instructional Leadership Questionnaire. Instructional leadership was viewed as a shared responsibility; teachers felt principals were less involved than principals felt they were.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, C. John – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Involving subordinates in decisions may improve decision quality and acceptance when participation fits situational constraints. This article develops a participative decision-making theory that suggests which conditions favor subordinate (teacher) involvement and describes the administrator's appropriate role, which also depends on the situation.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Participative Decision Making
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Mumford, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 1994
Argues that school boards were introduced and retained during the 19 foundational years of state education in New South Wales, Australia, not as token partners or mere money-raisers, but as integral parts of the school system. The successes of local participation in frontier conditions were sufficient to justify the board's encouragement of local…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Decentralization, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Watkins, Peter – Journal of Educational Administration, 1991
Discusses the decentralization of educational administration in Victoria. Examines the change from central to local selection of principals as a possible example of more democratic structures where greater collaboration and participation have been incorporated into the decision-making process. (53 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrator Selection, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smithson, Alan – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
This article closes off a debate in this journal between the author and James D. Kaminsky concerning the latter's philosophical analysis of a "Freedom and Authority Memorandum" delivered to South Australian public schools in the early 1970s by then Director-General of Education, A. W. Jones. (TE)
Descriptors: Community Control, Curriculum, Democracy, Democratic Values
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