Decision-Making Model

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Improving Decisions through Data- Driven Change
Professional Development Plan
Shalisha Faiva
Prof: Judith Gilliam
November 28, 2012

A. Brief Description of Institution:
The educational Institute that I have chosen is my current school called “Tuatoó Alofau Elementary School”. Our school is located on one of the United States territory in the pacific called American Samoa. It is located on the rural side of the island far from town. The school enrollment consists of 200 students who are all Samoans. Majority of students comes from the same village while some of the students travel far from other villages to attend our school. Our classes start from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. For each grade levels they have 2 sections besides Kindergarten and 3rd grade. Majority of each grade level section consist of less than 20 students. The highest amount of students we would have in a classroom would be 22 to 24 students for the one-section levels. We do not have a diverse group of students but they all bring in to our learning environment their own way of learning. Our staff members consist of 17 regular education teachers, 6 special education teachers, 1 librarian, 1 computer lab teacher, 2 custodians, 3 cooks, 1 Principal and 1 Vice Principal.

B: Four Decision-Making Models
1. Classical Model
2. Behavioral Model
3. Participatory Model
4. Political Model

C: Table describing Models:
| Models| Description|
1.| Classical Model| - According to our text, with classical model, administrators and teachers are expected to be unbiased and totally objective when making decisions. | 2.| Behavioral Model| - According to our text, with behavioral model decision makers are unbiased, they do not have access to all pertinent information. - Decision makers rarely, if ever, identify all plausible alternatives. | 3.| Participatory Model| - According to our text, values and beliefs drive participatory models. Group decision-making can...
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