ERIC Number: ED263043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers at Work: A Case Study of Collegial Behavior in a High School.
This article reports on the relationship between the informal behavior of teachers and the formal organization of the school. A field study was conducted over a six month period at one high school. Research questions focused on patterns of behavior which were created by teachers to sustain individuals on the job and to promote continuation of informal groups called cliques. Participant observation and interview techniques were used for collecting data from the natural history perspective. The results show that the patterns of behavior developed by teachers in their respective cliques promoted clique permanence and were a response to a perceived need among teachers to provide for human interests, which they felt were lacking or insufficiently available within the formal organization of the school. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).