With expert information and guidance from these knowledgeable authors, principals and school personnel can gain a clear understanding of school-based decision making and learn how to work collaboratively to build quality teams to manage a school. Following the TTS Model, each chapter teaches the reader how to successfully engage in school-based decision making and includes activities to help readers to develop skills, not just read about the subject. A comprehensive bibliography, parts of which are annotated, in the areas of school-based decision making, empowerment, and total quality management augments the text making this an ideal resource for school committees, site councils, consultants, and staff developers.
Thomas Valesky is currently professor and former program leader for the Department of Educational Leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dianne D. Horgan is Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Arizona, a professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Department of Communication, and a licensed psychologist in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Carol Etheridge Caughey is associate professor emeritius, in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, College of Education at the University of Memphis. Dennie L. Smith is Chair and Professor at the University of Memphis in the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department.
Chapter 1. The TTS Model Chapter 2. Problems Within and Outside of the Teams' Domain Chapter 3. Clarifying the Question: Finding the Appropriate Level for Discussion Chapter 4. Seeking Additional Information Chapter 5. Acceptance of Your Decision Chapter 6 Appendix A: Sample School District Policy Chapter 7 Appendix B: List of Helpful World Wide Web Sites for Research and Information Chapter 8 Suggested Readings Related to Participative Decision Making in Schools Chapter 9 General Bibliography for Empowerment, School-Based Decision Making, and Total Quality Management Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Authors