ERIC Number: ED348768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Towards an Understanding of Organizational Culture in Schools of Education: Implications for Leadership Development.
Yerkes, Diane; And Others
Findings of a study that examined how differences among education faculty's organizational perspectives and behaviors influence leadership are presented in this paper. Bolman and Deal's (1984) model of organizational frames, or ways in which individuals relate to organizations, was used to identify political, symbolic, human resource, and structural views. The study sought to determine how organizational frames interact with academic fields of study and time spent on administrative tasks. A survey mailed to 6 schools of education representing different geographic regions of the United States elicited 53 out of 118 responses from faculty members. Findings indicate that the human resource frame was the prevalent mode of organizational behavior. A recommendation is made to recognize the multidimensional characteristics of organizations and to provide faculty training in the use of different organizational frames, particularly political and symbolic. Two tables and an appendix of summary statistics are included. (Contains 13 references.) (LMI)
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 (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).