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ERIC Number: EJ1014180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
From Illusion to Reality: Schools as Learning Organizations
Schechter, Chen; Mowafaq, Qadach
International Journal of Educational Management, v27 n5 p505-516 2013
Purpose: The notion of organizational learning remains murky and difficult to comprehend, and it is rarely translated into sustained operational structures and processes in school reality. The purpose of this article is to lay out the mystifying concept of organizational learning and, then, to suggest an alternative framework for schools' development as learning organizations. Design/methodology/approach: After discussing the profound confusion about what organizational learning is and its feasibility, the article presents the notion of organizational learning mechanisms as a possible framework for analyzing schools as learning organizations. Findings: The article presents limitations, implications, and avenues for future research regarding organizational learning mechanisms. Originality/value: The framework of organizational learning mechanisms may help schools develop processes, strategies, and structures that would enable them to learn and react effectively in uncertain and dynamic environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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