Organisation development (OD) as a tool for sustainable school improvement

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. K.C. Moloi and Prof. B.R. Grobler en Anderson, Cavil Sybil 2010-11-17T07:19:57Z 2010-11-17T07:19:57Z 2010-11-17T07:19:57Z 2003-01
dc.description M.Ed. en
dc.description.abstract Organisation development as a tool for sustainable school improvement is at the core of this study and a qualitative case study research method was deployed. Organisation development in itself is a process, which applies behavioural science knowledge and systems theory to plan and implement change in schools. The goal is more effective schools and an educational environment supportive of human needs and developments and where the participation of all stakeholders forms a crucial determinant in the change process. The researcher's field experience as an organisation development consultant combined with an international literature survey brought to light evidence to the effect that there is a definite need for a more school-based model of organisation development. The importance of a comprehensive capacity building exercise for principals and school management teams on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for organisation development are identified as an absolute necessity in this research. The aim of the research is therefore to describe the nature of organisation development within a school context, determine the perceptions of educators concerning organisation development, investigate aspects that could be enhanced and develop guidelines that could be used by educational managers to improve their schools and to facilitate the management of change. A detailed literature study embedded within a theoretical framework of organisation development emphasises the importance of the individual nature of schools with reference to school improvement interventions. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Organizational change en
dc.subject School management and organization en
dc.subject Educational change en
dc.title Organisation development (OD) as a tool for sustainable school improvement en
dc.type Thesis en

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