Shows how educational reform has been a persistent concern in the USA for decades. Recent reform initiatives have focused on teacher autonomy and teacher participation in school‐based decision making. Private sector and school research identify the importance of worker/teacher autonomy. This autonomy leads to a sense of ownership and empowerment where workers aim to grow within their profession and to seek increased responsibility. Believes real education reform must provide teachers with decision‐making responsibility and autonomy in educational matters including choice with respect to professional development. This can only be accomplished in a supportive and nurturing organization.
Dondero, G.M. (1997), "Organizational climate and teacher autonomy: implications for educational reform", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 218-221. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513549710174914Download as .RIS
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