A comparison of the present and the desired levels of participation by elementary teachers in educational decision-making

Inkpen, William Earl (1974) A comparison of the present and the desired levels of participation by elementary teachers in educational decision-making. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The study was conducted to determine whether a significant difference existed between the present and the desired levels of teacher involvement in decision-making in the five decisional areas of curriculum planning and adaptation, classroom management, arrangement of the school instructional program, general school organization, and building construction. A second purpose of the study was to determine whether a significant interaction existed between a number of selected variables (age, sex, years of teaching experience, years of professional training, size of school, type of board, and type of school), and teachers’ present and desired levels of involvement in each of the five decisional areas. -- A three part questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 300 elementary teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. A total of 279 questionnaires, 93 percent, were returned. -- Analysis of the data revealed a significant difference between the present and the desired levels of teacher involvement in each of the five decisional areas. With the exception of sex, essentially no significant interaction was found between the variables of age, sex, years of teaching experience, years of professional training, size of school, type of board and type of school, and teachers’ present and desired levels of involvement in the five decisional areas.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7325
Item ID: 7325
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 95-102.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1974
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School management and organization--Decision making; Teacher participation in administration

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