Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

May 1994

Abstract

The problem of this study was to determine if differences existed between teachers' perceptions of the actual and ideal level of involvement in decision making in elementary schools. It represents one part of a comprehensive research project conducted simultaneously with two other researchers. The parallel studies examined principals' and parents' involvement in school decision making. The study was conducted during the 1993-94 school year in Tennessee. Significant differences were found between teachers' perception of the actual and ideal levels of involvement in decisions concerning the budgetary process, personnel matters, and curriculum decisions. Teachers also indicated that principals and parents should have significantly more involvement in these three areas. It was concluded that teachers want teachers, principals, and parents to have significantly more involvement in decisions. The parallel studies also indicated strong opinions concerning the amount of involvement that principals and parents should have in decision making.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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