Do principals from small, medium, and large school districts have the same level of decision making power? Do teachers from small, medium, and large school districts have the same level of decision making power? This chapter tried to address these questions by analyzing 2011–2012 nationally representative School and Staffing Survey data. We found that comparing with large districts, teachers and principals at small and medium school districts perceived higher levels of decision making power in most school policy areas. We also found that although there were statistically significant differences among the three district sizes, practically significant differences existed in establishing curriculum for teachers and in establishing curriculum and deciding budget for principals. Implications of the findings were discussed.
Xia, J., Gao, X. and Shen, J. (2015), "Principals’ and Teachers’ Decision Making Power in Small, Medium, and Large School Districts", Leading Small and Mid-Sized Urban School Districts (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 65-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-366020150000022014Download as .RIS
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