ERIC Number: EJ880905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
Territoriality: Defining the Construct in the Organizational Context of Schools
Henkin, Alan B.; Vineburgh, James H.; Dee, Jay R.
Educational Research Quarterly, v33 n3 p52-75 Mar 2010
Efforts to make schools more collaborative are likely to evoke concerns and conflicts regarding territory, as administrators, teachers, and staff members are compelled to interact differently in both physical and psychological spaces. Territoriality, as an organizational construct, examines how people negotiate issues of space, ownership, identity, and power. Organizational effectiveness in schools may depend, in part, on how school community members negotiate the boundaries of territoriality. The purpose of this study is to analyze related research in an effort to gain a better understanding of the construct of territoriality and its application in the organizational context of schools.
Descriptors: Schools, Organizational Culture, Organizational Effectiveness, Educational Cooperation, Conflict, Power Structure, School Space, Administrator Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Self Concept, Teamwork, Teacher Evaluation
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site: http://www.gram.edu/education/erq/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A