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Dynamika sociálního klimatu učitelských sborů v době reformy
Dynamics of Social Climate of Teaching Staffs in the Time of Educational Reform

Author(s): Karel Starý, Petr Urbánek, Dominik Dvořák
Subject(s): Other
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: multiple case study; longitudinal research; teaching staff; elementary school; social climate of teaching staff; OCDQ-RS questionnaire; change of social climate; leadership

Summary/Abstract: Relatively little is known about the interaction between spontaneous development of school organizations and the top-down mandated educational reform. In this mul¬tiple case study, the staff’s social climate (questionnaire OCDQ-RS) of five Czech basic schools has been compared in the five-year period of curricular reform implementation. The changes in different dimensions of the climate were linked with narratives about the changes in schools obtained by qualitative research techniques. The changes of social climate sensitively reflect the changes of external school context and school leadership. Paradoxically the schools with most open climate show most skeptical attitudes to the reform.

  • Issue Year: 8/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-78
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech