ERIC Number: ED481091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Organizational Learning a Necessity for Sharing and Distributing Leadership To Bring about Real Change for Teachers and Students: One Principal's Story.
Burke, Peggy H.
This portraiture study of Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, Massachusetts, examined a case of shared and distributed leadership. The organizational changes at Amherst have fostered collaboration, new patterns of behavior, and changed expectations of what rigorous academic curriculum, new patterns of behavior, and changed expectations of what rigorous academic curriculum and assessment look like. This shared leadership has produced organizational success, which is seen as depending on the organizations ability to see things in new ways, gain new understandings, and produce new patterns of behavior (C. Argyris and D. Schon, 1996). This portraiture study provides a model of such organizational success and demonstrates the importance and interrelatedness of human and social capital in sustaining an environment of organizational learning. An attachment provides an outline of a consultancy session that reflects principles of organizational leadership. (Contains 2 figures and 32 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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