School Decision Making
The purpose of this paper is to compare two models of school decision-making: (1) the site-based decision model (sometimes termed site-based management) in which the principal and teachers collaborate in decision-making; and (2) the top-down decision model in which the principal makes decisions without teacher input. Of specific research interest is determining the impact of the two decision-making models on teacher attitudes and performance.
Site-Based Decision Model: Teacher Attitudes and Behavior
Teachers attitudes and behavior with respect to site-based decision-making have been examined in a variety of studies. Blanchard and Karr-Kidwell (1995), for example, examined the attitudes of a sample of Texas school teachers involved in site …