Teachers Participation in Decision Making Process in Secondary Schools

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International Journal of Education Administration and Policy Studies Vol. 3(6), pp. 78-84, June 2011 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/JEAPS ISSN 2141 - 6656 ©2011 Academic Journals Full Length Research Paper Teachers participation in decision making process in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria E. O. Olorunsola1* and Abiodun Oyebaji Olayemi2 2 Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ado-ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria. Educational Foundations and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria. Accepted 28 March, 2011 1 This study examined teachers' involvement in decision making process in secondary schools in Ekiti state, and also investigated whether teachers'…show more content…
E-mail: funmiladebayo@yahoo.com. Tel: 2348036847777. Olorunsola and Olayemi 79 environment. Thus, most teachers do not put in their best to have full sense of commitment and dedication to the school Mullins (2005) is of the opinion that many people believed that staff participation in decision making leads to higher performance and which is necessary for survival in an increasingly competitive world. Welfson (1998) reiterated that boredom and frustration at work is often the result of an employee’s lack of involvement in decision making processes with the organization’s goals and a feeling that their ideas are not wanted or listened to. He further expantiated that staff turnover increases as employee’s walkout of the door for more interesting jobs. Wilkinson (1999) corroborated this fact and saw involvement of employees in decision making as empowerment while a neglect of employees in decision making was seen as an assumption that workers are untapped resources with knowledge and experience and an interest in becoming involved, employers need to provide opportunities and structures for their involvement. He also assumed that participative decision making is likely to lead to job satisfaction and better quality decisions and that gains are available both to employers (increased efficiency) and workers (job satisfaction), in short an everyone-wins scenario. Staff cooperation is believed to be an indisputable asset to the school principals
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