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Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth and Ceremony
Many formal organizational structures arise as reflections of rationalized institutional rules. The elaboration of such rules in modern states and societies accounts in part for the expansion and… Expand
Effects of Teachers’ Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching on Student Achievement
This study explored whether and how teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching contributes to gains in students’ mathematics achievement. Expand
The Instructional Management Role of the Principal
This review of related literature and research prompted the development of a framework for understanding the role of the principal as an instructional manager. A number of links between school-level… Expand
WHAT LARGE-SCALE SURVEY RESEARCH TELLS US ABOUT TEACHER EFFECTS ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: INSIGHTS FROM THE PROSPECTS STUDY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
This report is about conceptual and methodological issues that arise when educational researchers use data from large-scale, survey research studies to investigate teacher effects on student… Expand
Commitment and Control: Alternative Strategies for the Organizational Design of Schools
- B. Rowan
Distributed Leadership in Schools: The Case of Elementary Schools Adopting Comprehensive School Reform Models
This is a study of distributed leadership in the context of elementary schools' adoption of comprehensive school reforms (CSR). Most CSRs are designed to configure school leadership by defining… Expand
Contextual Effects on the Self-Perceived Efficacy of High School Teachers.
If the self-efficacy of high school teachers is situated rather than global, it ought to vary within teachers (across a teacher's several assigned classes), as well as among teachers. An analysis of… Expand
Organizational Structure and the Institutional Environment: The Case of Public Schools.
- B. Rowan
- 1 June 1982
Work on this paper was partially supported by a grant from the Texas Christian University Research Foundation. The author wishes to thank John W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott, Lynn Zucker, and two… Expand
Using research on employees' performance to study the effects of teachers on students' achievement?
The study reported here used general ideas about employees' performance to develop and test a model of teachers' effects on students' achievement in mathematics using data from the longitudinal files… Expand
Higher Order Instructional Goals in Secondary Schools: Class, Teacher, and School Influences
We consider three explanations for variation in emphasis on teaching for higher order thinking in U.S. secondary classrooms: (a) current conceptions of learning encourage pursuit of higher order… Expand