CIU Faculty Members explained that there are differences in the participation of Administrators and Teachers in school decisions
Assist.Prof.Dr.Hasan Eriş, the Head of the Department of Basic Education, Faculty of Education, Cyprus International University (CIU) mentioned that according to the views of teachers and administrators, teachers show differences in their participation of instructional and managerial decisions and he noted that these differences were in favour of educational decisions. Assist. Prof. Dr. Eriş said opinion of teachers and administrators about the participation of teachers to decisions about the school show differences in terms of gender, age, total duration of work in the profession, duration of school assignment, type of assignment and level of education. Eriş added that yet there was no significant difference in teacher involvement in school decisions.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Eriş and Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kayhan’s study on "The participation of teachers and administrators to the school decisions working in Famagusta region primary schools in Northern Cyprus" was recently published in “Quality & Quantity International Journal of Methodology”.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hasan Eriş said that the opinions of the teachers about the participation of the schools decisions were in the "sometimes" option and the opinions of the administrators were in the "always" option.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kayhan said there is a difference in the opinions of the teachers because the region, where the school is located is variable, however, in the opinions of the administrators there is no difference and she added that these differences were in favour of teachers working in rural areas. Assist. Prof. Dr. Kayhan emphasized that the opinions of teachers and administrators on the participation of teachers in school decisions were compared and there were significant differences. Kayhan said teachers were involved in decision making more compared to directors.