ERIC Number: ED445154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Bureaucracy and Pupil Control Orientation and Behavior in Urban Secondary Schools.
Lunenburg, Fred C.; Mankowsky, Scarlett A.
Data collected from 297 teachers and 7,376 students in 20 urban high schools were used to examine relationships between dimensions of bureaucratic structure and pupil control orientation and behavior. Results of the analyses revealed two distinct patterns of rational organization. Hierarchy, rules, impersonality, and centralization comprised the first set of organizational characteristics, and specialization and expertise comprised the second set. Both pupil control orientation and behavior were positively correlated with the first set of dimensions and negatively correlated with the second set. Also, significant differences in bureaucratization, pupil control orientation, and pupil control behavior were found among the 20 high schools, suggesting that urban high schools can be differentiated based on structural components. (Contains 5 tables and 83 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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