College of Education

Date of Award

Summer 1977

Document Type

Research Project Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Don Miller, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Peter Ienatsch, Ph.D.


It was the purpose of this study to investigate the attitude of elementary teachers toward direct participation and representative participation in educational decision-making. A population of elementary teachers from six elementary schools were given an attitude survey concerning involvement. The results of this study suggested that elementary teachers attached more importance to direct participation than representative decision-making concerning areas of instructional leadership. Teachers were more dispersed in their attitudes toward direct and representative participation in the areas of administrative leadership, school-community relations, and professional self-improvement



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