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ERIC Number: EJ933435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Enacting and Justifying Local Reforms: Implications for Understanding Change in Educational Organizations
Krumm, Andrew E.; Holmstrom, Kristi
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v10 n3 p294-321 2011
This article argues that the processes of enactment and justification comprise two key, underdeveloped aspects of sensemaking theory as applied to educational organizations. Enactment and justification are illustrated using examples drawn from a school that significantly changed the way in which it coordinated reading instruction. Examples drawn from the school demonstrate that teachers and administrators enacted an environment around reading instruction and singled out various aspects of their redesign efforts to justify the expansion of their continually developing reading program. The ways in which enactment and justification can be used to better understand change processes in educational organizations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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