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ERIC Number: ED500264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-5
Pages: 264
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1686-8
ISSN: N/A
Organizational Learning: Improving Learning, Teaching, and Leading in School Systems
Collinson, Vivienne; Cook, Tanya Fedoruk
SAGE Publications (CA)
This innovative book about organizational learning in K-12 settings reshapes the way teachers and administrators think about people, practices, and policies while providing a compelling roadmap for transformation from within today's school systems. The authors argue that six interrelated conditions support organizational learning: prioritizing learning, fostering inquiry, facilitating the dissemination of knowledge, practicing democratic principles, attending to human relationships, and providing for members' self-fulfillment. An on-going case study connects everyday practices in school systems to a holistic framework that helps practitioners understand how their thinking and behaviors influence learning, work environments, collegial interactions, decision making, and innovation, and numerous practical examples bring complex theoretical concepts to life, while a series of essential questions, activities for getting started, and reflective journal prompts allow practitioners to apply content and ideas to their own settings. After a foreword and a preface, the book is organized into four parts: (1) What Is Organizational Learning?; (2) Why Is Organizational Learning Important for Schools and School Systems?; (3) How Do Schools and School Systems Foster Organizational Learning?; and (4) Looking Back, Looking Ahead.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: order@sagepub.com; Web site: http://www.sagepub.com
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A