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ERIC Number: EJ781128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Relationship between an Effective Organizational Culture and Student Discipline in a Boarding School
van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Oosthuizen, Izak; Wolhuter, C. C.
Education and Urban Society, v40 n2 p205-225 2008
This article investigates the relationship between effective organizational culture and student discipline in a boys' boarding house at an urban South African school. Ethnographical methods (observation and interviews) were employed. The study reports on the results pertaining to organizational culture, namely, tangible manifestations of the organizational culture, that is, traditions, ceremonies, symbols, and the external and internal appearance of the boarding house. It also reports on the intangible manifestations, that is, students' and teachers' beliefs and the mission, vision, values, and norms of the boarding house itself. In conclusion, an explanation is tendered for the positive relationship that can be shown to exist between the organizational culture and learner discipline. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa