A Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Involvement in Decision Making within Secondary Schools in Cameroon

Njouny Emmanuel Monjong, Titanji Peter Fon


The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which secondary grammar school principals share school leadership with teachers. Shared leadership was conceptualized as participatory decision making. Using a questionnaire developed from the related and conceptual literature, data were collected from 300 teachers and analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 for windows. The results of the data analysis were reported using descriptive statistics, more specifically frequencies, percentages, and means. Overall, of the nineteen items designed to capture teachers’ perceptions of shared leadership in secondary grammar schools, only six (31.57%) of them had means equal to or above the cut-off point of 3.00. In other words, for the most part principals do not adequately share leadership with teachers. Based on the findings, recommendations were made to guide policy and practice.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n2p165

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