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A Research on Schools as Learning Organizations: A Theoretical Approach
A Research on Schools as Learning Organizations: A Theoretical Approach

Author(s): Gabriela Alina Paraschiva, Anca Draghici, Constanţa-Valentina Mihăilă
Subject(s): Preschool education, School education, State/Government and Education, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Sociology of Education
Published by: Mednarodna fakulteta za družbene in poslovne študije
Keywords: learning organizations; schools; educational system; performance; indicators;

Summary/Abstract: Due to the growing pressures on the educational area to provide young people with the knowledge and skills needed to live and work in a constantly changing society and the technologies and trades that today do not exist, the model of learning organization has been extended to schools, as an attempt to re-conceptualize them from organizations that are traditionally linked to the learning and knowledge process to organizations that are capable of responding with efficiency to uncertain and dynamic environments. The purpose of this paper is to identify the state of affairs in the Romanian educational system (pre-university level) in order to provide a starting point for the implementation of the ‘school as a learning organization’ concept and model. The approach is theoretical, using desk research of regulations and data regarding the public expenditure in education, per capita funding, number of pupils enrolled, PISA results and correlations between the action-oriented dimensions (including their key characteristics/elements) of the model proposed by Kools & Stoll (2017) and the performance indicators (including descriptors) that are used at the Romanian national level. Results show that, between 2009 and 2018, school organizations were under increasing pressure and the implementation of this concept and model at system level could be an opportunity to focus on students from the organizational side, having the determined correlations as a foundation.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 159-178
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English