Teachers' perceptions of participative decision-making in a public high school in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
The present research explores teachers’ perceptions of participative decision-making (PDM) in a public high school in Durban, South Africa. PDM is also termed as participative management. This study attempts to investigate level one educators’ experiences of participation in decision-making. Hence, it is a qualitative exploration of the nature of their participation in decision issues and how they perceive the school’s actions with regard to participative decision-making. For the purpose of this study, semi-structured interviews were administered on ten level one educators within the school setting. Five themes were identified through the use of thematic analysis. These themes are as follow: collective activity, shared influence, expression of individual perspectives, the acknowledgement of educators’ input, and the implementation of cooperative governance. The integration of educators’ experiences in the literature on PDM, generated an in-depth understanding of participants’ perceptions. In essence, the findings of this research suggest that level one educators are not meaningfully engaging in decision-making in the school environment. In conjunction with this assertion, the school lacks a comprehensive framework to engender effective participative decision-making, as well as, significant involvement of level one educators. Essentially, the present research provides insight into the experiences of educators in a public high school and therefore, contributes to the body of knowledge on participative management.
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