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ERIC Number: EJ1089549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
The Application of Learning Organization to Enhance Learning in Singapore Schools
Retna, Kala S.; Ng, Pak Tee
Management in Education, v30 n1 p10-18 Jan 2016
The rise of interest in the learning organization (LO) concept attests to the value of learning by individuals and organizations for continuous improvement and adaptability to the ever-changing environment. Although the LO concept originated from business contexts, it was subsequently extended to educational organizations, particularly to schools. This paper presents research on the way LO is practised by a school in Singapore that subscribes to the LO philosophy. Using Ortenblad's four integrated LO aspects (organizational learning, learning at work, learning climate and learning structure) as a framework of analysis, the research shows that the school practises the four aspects in a way that is unique to its school context, but that wider cultural factors have to be taken into account when interpreting LO in an Asian school context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore