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ERIC Number: EJ942135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Organisational Competence: The Study of a School Council in Action
Cotmore, Richard
Children & Society, v18 n1 p53-65 Jan 2004
Despite the growth in the numbers of school councils, there has been little analytical and conceptual research about this form of participation. A case study of a school council in a junior school was adopted in this study. Complementary theories of "competent participation" and "place in time and space" contributed to the central organising concept: organisational competence. While highlighting structural constraints such as the boundaried nature of the council's work, this concept promotes a focus on councillors' agency and action which included their contribution to the council's distinctive process and position within the school system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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