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ERIC Number: ED346584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Becoming a School and the Development of School Culture.
Prosser, Jon
The development of school culture within a comprehensive school in northern England, Deangate School, is examined in this case study, with a focus on the process of self-definition. Two aspects of school culture emerged as significant to the process of "becoming": generic culture, that which is common across secondary schools; and unique culture, that quality that differentiates between schools. The development of school culture through the evolutionary interaction between generic and unique culture is described. Conclusions are that both kinds of culture are resistant to change and that primary definers play a key role in shaping unique culture. A cultural map is proposed on the basis of degree of overlap between "negative" and "positive" space. One figure depicts the stages of becoming. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)