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ERIC Number: EJ953566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1389-2843
Examining Organizational Learning in Schools: The Role of Psychological Safety, Experimentation, and Leadership that Reinforces Learning
Higgins, Monica; Ishimaru, Ann; Holcombe, Rebecca; Fowler, Amy
Journal of Educational Change, v13 n1 p67-94 Feb 2012
This study draws upon theory and methods from the field of organizational behavior to examine organizational learning (OL) in the context of a large urban US school district. We build upon prior literature on OL from the field of organizational behavior to introduce and validate three subscales that assess key dimensions of organizational learning that build upon and extend prior education research: psychological safety, experimentation, and leadership that reinforces learning. Data from 941 teachers across 60 schools in this urban district suggest that organizational learning is an underlying condition which is expressed by teacher perceptions of subfactors of psychological safety, experimentation, and leadership that reinforces learning. Implications for adopting the conceptual framework and methods employed in this research for studying organizational learning and school change are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States