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ERIC Number: EJ799345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
A New Model of School Culture: A Response to a Call for Conceptual Clarity
Schoen, La Tefy; Teddlie, Charles
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v19 n2 p129-153 Jun 2008
Van Houtte (2005) called for clarification of the terms "school culture" and "school climate" and the role of each in school effectiveness research. This article presents a theoretical framework for school culture that asserts that it is a context-specific branch of organizational culture comprised of 4 dimensions and 3 levels. This conceptualization presents school climate as the second level of school culture. The article explains the qualitative analytical process that led to the development and verification of the Comprehensive Model of School Culture. The concept of culture presented here is contrasted with statements about school culture made by Van Houtte. Implications for research and further theoretical development are discussed at the end of the article. (Contains 6 figures, 5 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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