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ERIC Number: EJ908567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Evaluating Organizational Quality through Narrative: A Case for Accreditation Using the School Portfolio
Fisch, Buddy
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v13 n4 p455-487 Oct 2010
This case study examines the narrative form of communication as used by educational leaders and their constituencies for quality school improvement. The school portfolio was used as an alternative accreditation process in one public school of over 800 students. This narrative approach used observation, interviews, and document analysis to validate the viability of the school portfolio. The findings from this study are important in order to demonstrate that narrative contributes to evaluating the quality of our organizations in terms of becoming a cultural symbol, providing an organizational experience for quality school improvement and offering a shared vision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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