A vision revisited : a study of collaborative decision making at one school

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Tratch, Kenneth E. W
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1995
School reform and the restructuring of the governance, funding and delivery of education to meet the changing needs of students have been the focus of attention by the public and departments of education since the first formal educational system was established. Current global trends find significant changes in education taking place in New Zealand, England, Australia, many states in the USA and several provinces in Canada. 1994 saw the province of Alberta undergo significant changes in education imposed by the Minister of Education with the aim of improving Alberta's education system. Foremost among the many changes as outlined in the Three Year Business Plan For Education was a recognition that (1) authority for the decisions affecting the education of children should be given to the school, (2) the key to restructuring education is effective school-based decision making and (3) the principal is the key educational leader in fostering successful school-based decision making. As a result of Alberta Education's directive, all school boards who have not as yet embraced school-based management will begin to move in this direction this school year. The staff at the Children of St. Martha School have been practicing some of the elements of School-Based Decision Making for the past four years. As principal of the school, I recognize and accept the role I play in the development of the process and in fostering an atmosphere which will ensure success. The purpose of this study is to examine the decision making process in The Children of St. Martha School to determine if it meets the expectations of the staff and if not, where to make appropriate suggestions and recommendations for changes to our procedures.
vii, 124 leaves ; 29 cm.
Education -- Decision-making -- Alberta -- Lethbridge , School management and organization -- Alberta -- Lethbridge , School administrators -- Alberta -- Lethbridge