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Deconstructing the familiar: Making sense of the complexities of secondary schools as organisations

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posted on 2012-10-24, 09:10 authored by Hugh Busher
This paper outlines a conceptual framework for a school as an organisation. In this, there are three core elements: people (including students), power to energise or prevent action, and culture that is constructed by a community’s members to reflect its norms, values and beliefs. However in this construction some people are more influential than others. An organisation’s culture is sometimes called a micro-culture to distinguish it from national or local community cultures. The curriculum, at the core of a school’s purpose and process, is a cultural construction legitimated by the authority of those responsible for a school’s management.

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Management in Education, 2008, 22 (2), pp. 4-10

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Management in Education

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SAGE Publications, British Educational Leadership, Management and Admin Society

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0892-0206

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1741-9883

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2012-10-24

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http://mie.sagepub.com/content/22/2/4

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en

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