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ERIC Number: EJ801577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Structural Barriers: Redesigning Schools to Create Learning Organizations
Randeree, Ebrahim
International Journal of Educational Management, v20 n5 p397-404 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on schools and address the structural dimensions of the organization as well as the hierarchical design of information flows between stakeholders. The paper highlights current structural barriers to creating learning organizations. Design/methodology/approach: This paper utilizes a conceptual model. Findings: The analysis shows that the previous process and perception changes as they relate to learning are moderated by structure, and that success in building the learning organization is limited without redesign of the learning environment. Practical implications: While restructuring is not the solution by itself (although some administrators like to think so), the restructuring of the school is a moderator of all the changes occurring in the path to creating a learning organization. Originality/value: The paper provides a look at the barriers within schools and provides a practical agenda for action that enables the creation of learning organizations. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States