The significance of school culture in elementary schools in terms of organizational development
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
The aim of this study was to explore the significance of school culture in terms of organizational development depending on instructors' point of view in elementary education schools. In the study, maximum diversity sampling of purposeful sampling method was used. Semi configured interview were taken with 12 teachers work in 6 schools in central Sivas. Interviews were implemented in 18-20 October, 2006. There were six schools in the study. Two of schools were chosen from upper socio economic
... el, two from semi socio economic level and two from lower socio economic level. In the document analysis, school teachers' committee records, teachers' group record and guardians' meeting records were analyzed. Those documents belonged to the schools and teacher who were interviewed. When the culture characteristics which were categorized by Robbins were applied to school culture, it was observed that managers' behaviors had determining effect on school culture structure. In this study, personal autonomy, structure, support, identity, performance-award, conflict tolerance, risk tolerance characteristics were discussed as school culture characteristic in understanding the school cultural structure, and school development process and the instructors' point of view about the relationship levels between those characteristics and school culture were evaluated.