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Structures and Roles in Organizational Behavior



March 1995 | 424 pages | Corwin
The current debate in the United States over education reform, particularly school restructuring, is essentially over which strategy of organization will achieve the best result: Accountability versus autonomy; empowerment versus centralization; or standardization versus flexibility? This innovative book applies analytical perspectives from organizational theory to education. The results will help school administrators develop more effective strategies and tactics.

 
PART ONE: IMAGES OF STRUCTURE
Brian Rowan
School Organizations by Design
The Organizational Design of Schools  
Charles Taylor Kerchner and Krista D Caufman
Schools as Decision-Making Arenas
Institutionalism and Strategic Decisions in Education  
Eric Rait
Schools as Learning Organizations
Against the Current: Organizational Learning in Schools  
Terrence E Deal
Schools as Cultural Arenas
Symbols and Symbolic Activity  
 
PART TWO: IMAGES OF ROLES
Ann Weaver Hart
Redesigning the Role of the Teacher
The Impacts of Mathematics and Computer Technology on the Core Assumptions and Practices of Teaching  
Stephen M Mitchell
Enabling Good Teaching Performance
Performance Management in Education  
Gary Sykes and Jason Millman
Assessing Teaching Performance
The Assessment of Teaching Based on Evidence of Student Learning  
Ellen B Goldring
School Administrators as Boundary Spanners
Striking a Balance: Boundary Spanning and Environmental Manangement in Schools  
Lee G Bolman and Rafael Heller
School Administrators as Leaders
Research on School Leadership: The State of the Art  
Rodney T Ogawa
Fitting Leaders to School Organizations
Administrator Succession in School Organizations  
 
PART THREE: CONCLUDING ESSAY
Samuel B Bacharach and Bryan Mundell
The Implicit Action beneath Explicit Organizing Models

While old, the topics were still in line with the issues raised in the course I offered.

Jeffrey Lewis
Organizational Studies, Pitzer College
October 8, 2013

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