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.

Chapter 36: Research Use in Schools: A Framework for Understanding Research Use in School-Level Decision Making

Research Use in Schools: A Framework for Understanding Research Use in School-Level Decision Making
Research Use in Schools:
Alice Huguet Lok-Sze Wong Christopher W. Harrison Cynthia E. Coburn James P. Spillane

Calls for evidence-based decision making in the educational sector have drawn attention to ways that schools employ data and research in their operations. While promoting better decision making at the school level has become a priority, our knowledge of how educators leverage information as they make important decisions about instruction is uneven. The study of data use in education, for instance, is relatively well trodden when compared to what we know about educators’ use of research ...

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