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ERIC Number: EJ888552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Changing of the Guard: How Different School Leaders Change Organizational Routines
Enomoto, Ernestine K.; Conley, Sharon
Journal of School Leadership, v18 n3 p278-302 May 2008
While providing stability and uniformity, organizational routines can foster continuous change. Using Feldman's (2000) performative model of routinized action theory, coupled with leadership succession research, we examined how three successive administrations in a California high school revised a student attendance (tardy-monitoring) routine over 7 years. Although the changes made by the different leaders did not translate into large shifts in action and behaviors, each administration altered the way that tardies were monitored, thus demonstrating routines' continuous and dynamic nature. Administrators also shifted resources to accommodate changes. Given our findings, we draw implications to help new leaders better understand change in daily school routines. (Contains 3 notes and 1 table.)
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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: California