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ERIC Number: EJ790798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Institutional Pressures and Isomorphic Change: The Case of New York City's Department of Education
Carolan, Brian V.
Education and Urban Society, v40 n4 p428-451 2008
Many urban school districts have recently implemented sweeping reforms that alter the ways in which educational services are administered. The environment in which these reforms are embedded is increasingly and more directly tied to core political institutions and business elites. Hence, as this dependence has grown, districts have become more likely to reflect the rational myths regarding the structure promoted by these proximate political institutions and business elites. Using a subset of the educational field in New York City, this article explores the process through which conformity to these pressures results in organizations changing structural arrangements to become isomorphic with institutionally prescribed expectations emanating from proximate organizations. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York