Collaborative research into the effects of school restructuring

Year: 1996

Author: Peters, Judy, Dobbins, Rosie, Johnson, Bruce

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper reports research which was one of four projects commissioned by the National Schools Network in 1995. The aim of the research was to examine the relationship between restructuring and organisational culture in schools which changed their work organisation as part of the National Schools Network's program of reform. The project was a cross-site case study of two primary and two secondary schools located in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

The research involved a partnership between schools, the National Schools Network and researchers from the University of South Australia. All parties collaboratively negotiated the research design, the implementation process and the interpretations of the data.

In this session the findings of the research will be presented and the implications for the restructuring of educational organisations will be discussed.