THE LEVELS OF TEACHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING IN SCHOOLS IN KENYA

TitleTHE LEVELS OF TEACHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING IN SCHOOLS IN KENYA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLydia Cheruto Kipkoech, Chesire, S
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume34
Start Page79-87
Date PublishedOctober/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 966174
Keywordsdecision making, management
Abstract

Making decisions is one of the prime functions of educational management and in the current educational setup; more teachers are taking management roles in schools. This study therefore assessed the teachers’ involvement in managerial decision making in secondary schools within Keiyo district. The specific objectives were to: determine areas in which teachers are involved in decision making in secondary schools, establish levels of teachers’ involvements in decision making in secondary schools. The entire study was propounded on the basis of Vroom-Yetton-Jago Contingency Theory of participative decision making (1988). This study was conducted by cross-sectional survey design. Data were collected from a sample of 17 head teachers, 17 deputy head teachers, 51 head of departments and 51 class teachers. The instruments of data collection were: questionnaires, and interviews. Findings indicate that teachers in secondary schools are involved in managerial decisions but at lower levels. The study recommends that head teachers evaluate and identify teachers’ needs on managerial decisions in order to facilitate further training on the same. This in turn would encourage teachers’ participation and enhance team spirit in decision making that would result in efficiency in management of secondary schools.

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