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ERIC Number: EJ1105531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Organizational Practices of High-Achieving Rural School Districts in California's San Joaquin Valley
Doerksen, Amanda López; Wise, Donald
Education Leadership Review, v17 n1 p60-88 May 2016
For over 25 years, researchers have identified "best practices" used by high-achieving school districts. However, little research exists regarding rural school systems, making it difficult to determine whether the best practices identified are relevant within this context. This study filled a void in research by focusing on the organizational practices of high-achieving, rural school districts. The findings from this study demonstrate the complex interrelatedness of organizational practices and the variables that attribute to internal coherence within a district, which resulted in higher levels of student achievement. The findings provide educators with a greater understanding of organizational practices that may assist rural and other school districts in identifying, understanding, and engaging in organizational practices that lead to high academic achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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