ERIC Number: ED248606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Social Organisation of Schools and Staff Development Practices.
Duignan, Patrick; Johnson, Neil
Australian Administrator, v5 n4 Aug 1984
The importance of school organization and its impact on teachers' commitment to staff development has been highlighted in recent research. In schools that are favorably disposed toward staff development, the norms of "collegiality" and "experimentation" prevail. Staff practices fundamental to the creation and maintenance of the two norms are identified, along with practices by principals that foster continuous staff professional growth. The implications of these findings for school leadership in Australian schools are discussed and six propositions to guide future research are presented. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Principals, School Effectiveness, School Organization, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Improvement, Work Environment
Editor, The Australian Administrator, School of Education, Deakin University, Victoria 3217, Australia ($1.50 per single copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria, (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers: Australia; Collegiality