Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDL 739 - Culture and Change in School Organizations

This course is designed to engage aspiring and practicing school leaders in a review of the core elements of school culture and the central role it plays in the change process. Students will analyze the symbols of culture, the roles of lore and tradition, rituals and ceremonies, and roles of stakeholders. Against this backdrop of understanding, the course will lead students through an analysis of how the school leader can engage the school culture to maximize the effectiveness and ultimate success of organizational change initiatives. From this course, students will have opportunity to identify a framework and to develop the tools and processes needed to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations.

Credits: 3