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ERIC Number: ED404339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 33
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Assessing School Work Culture: An Analysis and Strategy.
Johnson, William L.; And Others
School culture has recently emerged as a framework for the study and interpretation of the structure and development of schools. This paper reviews a work culture productivity model and reports the development of a culture instrument. The use of second-order component analysis shows areas of generalization across primary factors. The School Work Culture Profile (SWCP) is organized under four subscales representing the dimensions of: (1) school-wide planning; (2) professional development; (3) program development; and (4) school assessment. The total sample to which the SWCP was administered, after development and pilot testing, was 925 educators from Florida schools, with the ratio of teachers to principals approximately 4 to 1. Overall, findings suggest 10 first-order factors of 52 questions, and findings of the second-order solution suggest there are four higher order factors. These suggest a realignment of school practices around independent sets of work culture features centering on continuous improvement, human resource development, strategic planning and accountability, and collaboration. Four tables present study findings. An appendix contains the SWCP. (Contains 52 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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