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ERIC Number: ED497341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
School Culture as an Object of Research
Pol, Milan; Hlouskova, Lenka; Novotny, Petr; Vaclavikova, Eva; Zounek, Jiri
Online Submission, New Educational Review v5 n1 p147-165 2005
Though it is laborious to examine the culture of the school, researchers have been endeavouring to empirically apprehend it since the 1960s. A variety of research jobs have been carried out, of various starting points, ways of materialization, and conclusions. The presented text indicates a way of classifying these studies according to the purposes they had been assigned. Though the list of examples is not entirely complete nor is the classification definite, a conclusion is clear and evident: in most cases, school culture is not examined in order to grasp such culture itself. Much more often, the culture of the school is examined as a starting point, a pre-condition, or a tool to explore another object of the researcher's interest outside the culture itself, such as the quality and evaluation of the school's overall performance, the quality of the learning process, or the school's developmental potential. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [A primary version of the text has been published in "Sbornik praci Filozoficke fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, Masarykova univerzita v Brne," 2002, U 7, rada pedagogicka.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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