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Images of Schools : Structures and Roles in Organizational Behavior - Samuel B. Bacharach

Images of Schools

Structures and Roles in Organizational Behavior

By: Samuel B. Bacharach (Editor), Bryan Mundell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd May 1995
ISBN: 9780803962514
Number Of Pages: 424

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The current debate in the United States over education reform, particularly school restructuring, is essentially over which strategy of organization will achieve the best result: Accountability versus autonomy; empowerment versus centralization; or standardization versus flexibility? This innovative book applies analytical perspectives from organizational theory to education. The results will help school administrators develop more effective strategies and tactics.

Images of Structure
School Organizations by Design
The Organizational Design of Schools
Schools as Decision-Making Arenas
Institutionalism and Strategic Decisions in Education
Schools as Learning Organizations
Against the Current: Organizational Learning in Schools
Schools as Cultural Arenas
Symbols and Symbolic Activity
Images of Roles
Redesigning the Role of the Teacher
The Impacts of Mathematics and Computer Technology on the Core Assumptions and Practices of Teaching
Enabling Good Teaching Performance
Performance Management in Education
Assessing Teaching Performance
The Assessment of Teaching Based on Evidence of Student Learning
School Administrators as Boundary Spanners
Striking a Balance: Boundary Spanning and Environmental Manangement in Schools
School Administrators as Leaders
Research on School Leadership: The State of the Art
Fitting Leaders to School Organizations
Administrator Succession in School Organizations
Concluding Essay
The Implicit Action beneath Explicit Organizing Models
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ISBN: 9780803962514
ISBN-10: 0803962517
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 3rd May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.09  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.63