This article has been presented in ICES 2017 - International Conference on Environmental Sciences & Educational Studies.
This article belongs to the special issue "Interdisciplinary Research on the Environmental Education, Educational Studies in Sustainability & Instructional Technologies and Designs".
The aim of this study is to determine teacher and administrative staff views on, teachers’ participation in school related decision-making process who serves in primary schools in Northern Cyprus. In the study, quantitative data were collected and the design of the study was determined as “general screening model.” All of the administrators, serving in 2015-2016 school year in Famagusta, were attained (42 administrator), however, only 274 of 392 teachers (69.9% of the phase) completed the questionnaire. When we look at teacher and administration staff remarks, a significant difference was found in teachers’ participation in educational and administrative decisions. This difference was in favour of educational decisions. A significant difference was not met in teacher and administrative staff views on teachers’ participation in school related (educational+administrative) decisions considering; gender, age, total working years as teacher, total working years at the school, task type, education level. However, teacher views significantly changed when schools’ locations change. This difference was in favour of the teachers working in rural areas. Finally, when participant teachers’ and administrators’ views were compared, teachers’ participation in school related (educational+administrative) decisions shows a meaningful difference. Administrative staff, in comparison to teachers, stated that teachers’ participation has to be more in decision making process.
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