Boards of trustees (BOTs) as avenues for shared decision-making in Egyptian schools: Teachers' perceptions

Waheed Hammad*

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Abstract

This paper reports on findings from a larger qualitative research study on shared decision-making in Egyptian secondary schools. It explores teachers' perceptions of Boards of Trustees as potential avenues for shared decision-making. Data were collected through interviews with 85 research participants from nine general secondary schools in Damietta County, Egypt. The results indicate that the creation of such structures does not necessarily make SDM happen. While some participants perceived the BOTs to provide more opportunities for members of the school community to engage in SDM, others believed that the rhetoric surrounding these bodies is much more significant than their substance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3787-3791
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • school management
  • secondary education
  • Shared decision-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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