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ERIC Number: EJ802328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Complexity Theory and School Reform
Siu, Wanda
NASSP Bulletin, v92 n2 p154-164 2008
There is a paucity of studies that assess the influence of communication in facilitating educational change. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of communication for high school principals in the implementation of education reform. Overall, the study found that top-down communication strategy was more prevalent in high schools. These findings are consonant with complexity theory, which posits that self-organizing activities are best promoted by interactions and connection among staff members. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong