ERIC Number: ED066790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Changes in Organizational Climate Associated with Development and Implementation of an Educational Management System.
Bonney, Lewis A.
The development and implementation of a humanistic educational management system in a large urban school district has been associated with demonstrable changes in organizational climate. The management system is humanistic in that teachers and principals select their educational priorities based on student needs and mutually agree with supervisors regarding expected student learning. It is systematic in that measurable objectives are identified and feedback is regularly collected regarding program progress and results. Application of the system in the San Bernardino, California, school district's 56 schools in 1970-71 has coincided with statistically significant changes in each dimension of organizational climate measured by Likert's (1967) "Profile of Organizational Characteristics." These changes in organizational climate remained intact during the 1971-72 operational year. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Decision Making, Feedback, Humanization, Instructional Programs, Management Systems, Measurement Objectives, Organizational Climate, Program Effectiveness, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Participation, Teamwork, Urban Education
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Identifiers: California; California (San Bernardino)