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Organizational Culture in a Good High School

Organizational Culture in a Good High School Observations and interviews were conducted in a high school,selected because of high student achievement scores, controlled forsocioeconomic status, and a reputation for excellence. An organizationalculture that cut across school groups including students, was found. Itwas grounded in academics and school spirit. A set of reinforcingelements was proposed as the reason for the culture. It includedadministrators, teachers, parents, and a school board committed toacademic study a community whose main employer was a medical centre andwhich was perceived to be educationoriented many students whoassociated academic success with material success and popularity and aschool superintendent who acted as a catalyst. If students are to bepart of a schools organizational culture, reinforcing elementsequivalent to those found are probably crucial. They counteract theoppositional student and adult subcultures that are so common inschools. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Administration Emerald Publishing

Organizational Culture in a Good High School

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0957-8234
DOI
10.1108/09578239210008781
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Abstract

Observations and interviews were conducted in a high school,selected because of high student achievement scores, controlled forsocioeconomic status, and a reputation for excellence. An organizationalculture that cut across school groups including students, was found. Itwas grounded in academics and school spirit. A set of reinforcingelements was proposed as the reason for the culture. It includedadministrators, teachers, parents, and a school board committed toacademic study a community whose main employer was a medical centre andwhich was perceived to be educationoriented many students whoassociated academic success with material success and popularity and aschool superintendent who acted as a catalyst. If students are to bepart of a schools organizational culture, reinforcing elementsequivalent to those found are probably crucial. They counteract theoppositional student and adult subcultures that are so common inschools.

Journal

Journal of Educational AdministrationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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