A sociocultural framework for understanding change in organizations :  and application of the framework to an educational setting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shirley Lambert Haworth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze occurrences within an elementary school which experienced administrative succession accompanied by the introduction of a decision-making model that featured suspension of positional authority in decision areas of curriculum and instruction. To this end, development of a conceptual framework and its application to the case study was used as the method of inquiry. The principal method of investigation was participant observation supplemented by informal interviews, verbatim accounts of meetings, and questionnaires. Observations were made of classroom interactions, the use of facilities, faculty meetings, and team meetings. Reports and memoranda were used as part of the data base, also.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Organizational change
School management and organization
Interorganizational relations
Elementary school administration

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