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ERIC Number: EJ893570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
On the Shortcomings of Our Organisational Forms: With Implications for Educational Change and School Improvement
Waite, Duncan
School Leadership & Management, v30 n3 p225-248 Jul 2010
This article informs school improvement and educational change from a radically different perspective. Building upon work done recently in neural psychology, primatology and ethology, the article examines four common and general types of organisational form: the cell, the silo, the pyramidal, and the network types of organisational structures. Status and dominance hierarchies are discussed, as are the dynamics of collaboration/competition and collectivism/individualism. Final consideration is given to the concepts of culture and community, especially as they manifest in the school improvement literature. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A