EXTENT OF TEACHERS’ PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION-MAKING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
This study was designed to investigate “Extent of Teachers’ Participation in Administrative Decision-Making in Secondary Schools Administration in Anambra State” . It was undertaken because of the researcher’s concern that The Extent of Teachers’ participation in administrative decision-making was not encouraging especially in some secondary schools in Anambra state. In an effort to carry out this study, the researcher used seven research questions and seven hypotheses to guide the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised three thousand, five hundred and eighty-two (3,582) teachers in the three education zones. The three education zones include: Aguata, Onitsha and Awka education zones. The researcher used a sample of (358) teachers which is 10% of the entire population of teachers that was used for the study. For addressing the problem of the study, a 35-itemed questionnaire titled “Questionnaire for Teachers’ Participation in Administrative Decision-Making (QTPADM) was used as instrument for collection of data for the study. Mean score of 3.00 rating and standard deviation were used for answering the research questions and the t-test statistics used to test the null hypotheses at .05 level of significance. On the final analysis, teachers indicated high participation in fourteen (14) out of thirty-five (35) aspects of administrative areas in which they are expected to play some roles in administrative decision-making in secondary schools in Anambra State. The study also found out that there was no significance difference on the extent of participation of male and female secondary school teachers in administrative decision-making, and the way both teachers maintained discipline in the school, and how they organize the school. Both male/female teachers have equal opportunity to participate in decision-making. The educational implications of this study were highlighted, and some recommendations were made on how to improve teachers’ participation in administrative decision-making in secondary schools in order to enhance efficiency in our schools. Also some useful suggestions were made on possible areas on which further research work could be carried out.