Management practices for promoting shared decision-making in school organization

Chi Keung Eric CHENG

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This paper predicts the effect of school management practices on teacher participation in decision-making through a quasi-experiment design. The study identifies the decision domains that would provide school administrators practical steps to effectively involve teachers in decision-making under the school based management policy. 20 aided secondary schools in Hong Kong were selected by cluster sampling. 388 teachers took part in the questionnaire survey. Structural equation modelling was applied to identify the predictive relationship between the management practices and decision domains. Results show that there are predictive effects of bureaucratic control and professional autonomy in the involvement of teachers in pedagogical and managerial decision domains. Copyright © 2008 Korean Educational Development Institute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-88
JournalKEDI Journal of Educational Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


Cheng, C. K. (2008). Management practices for promoting shared decision-making in school organization. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy, 5(2), 63-88.


  • School-based management
  • Loose-tight coupling
  • Management practice
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Teacher participation in decision-making


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