ERIC Number: ED325958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
School Reform and Schools as Organizations.
Willower, Donald J.
The organizational characteristics of public schools, the impact of context on people in schools, and the consequences for school reform are examined. Based on the thesis that organizational characteristics of schools constrain most reform efforts, a suggestion is made for restructuring the teaching day, which promotes effective planning and provides a varied learning experience for students. A recommendation is made for consideration of school organizational context to understand the microsociological and micropolitical ramifications of reform. (LMI)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Workload, Intergroup Relations, Norms, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Organizational Theories, School Organization, School Restructuring, Social Change, Social Structure, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Pittsburgh, PA, October 26-28, 1990).