The SAGE Handbook of School Organization presents a substantial review of the history, current status and future prospects of the field of school organization. Bringing together chapters exploring key issues, important debates and points of tension, the Handbook highlights the dynamics and interplay of the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of the field. This volume is designed to provide a much-needed critically informed and coherent account of the field, against a backdrop of increasing complexity in which schooling as an institution and schools as organizations operate. Part I: Schools as organizations; Part II: The leadership, management and governance of schools as organizations; Part III: Theoretical perspectives on schools as organizations; Part IV: Organizing in schools; and Part V: Researching schools as organizations.

An Introduction to School Organization
An Introduction to School Organization
Michael Connolly David H. Eddy-Spicer Chris James Sharon D. Kruse

In this introduction to The Handbook of School Organization, we focus on four main themes. First, we orient the reader to the purpose and our intentions for this volume. We then offer a descriptive overview of the volume, explaining the structure and logic of the chapters. From there, we outline the ways in which our conceptions of school organization frame the Handbook. Finally, we acknowledge the people who helped make this project possible.

Our intentions for the Handbook

Developing a Handbook that covers the full range of scholarship in ...

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