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Department: Master of Education
Module Description: The global economy, borderlines, technology and communication patterns inter alia have changed considerably over the last thirty years resulting in differing expectations both at the organisation and human levels. Leaders and managers now work in organisations replete with cultural diversity; the nature of the workforce has changed and old ways and standards no longer apply. Therefore, organisational behaviour is not only an important subject in its own right but also an essential area of study for anyone heading into business, public service, non-governmental organisations, and especially education.
Key indicative readings
- Duffy, F. & Reigeluth, C. (2008). The school system transformation protocol. Educational Technology, vol. 48(4), pp. 41-49. Request this item
- Kast, F.E. & Rosenzweig J.E. (1972). General systems theory: applications for organization and management. Academy of Management Journal, vol. 15(4), pp. 447
- Latham, P. G. & Pinder, C. C. (2005). Work motivation theory and research at the dawn of the twenty first century. Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 56, pp. 485-516.
- Reigeluth, C. M. (2008). ‘Chaos theory and the sciences of complexity: foundations for transforming education’, in B. Despres (ed.). Systems thinkers in action: a field guide for effective change leadership in education. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Schein, E. H. (1984). Coming to a new awareness of organizational culture. Sloan Management Review, vol. 25 (2).
- Uline, L. C. (1998). School effectiveness: the underlying dimensions. Educational Administration Quarterly, vol. 34(4), pp. 462-483. Request this item
- Ali, A. J. (1990). Management theory in a transitional society: the Arab’s experience. International Studies of Management. & Organization, vol. 20(3), pp. 7-35.
- Boulding, K. E. (1972). The schooling industry as a possibly pathological section of the American economy. Review of Educational Research, vol. 42, pp. 129-143. Request PDF
- Brandt, R. (2003). Is this school a learning organization? 10 ways to tell. Journal of staff development, winter 2003, vol. 24(1). Request this item
- Brown, R (2004). School culture and organization: lessons from research and experience. A background paper for the Denver commission on secondary school reform. Request PDF
- Cameron, K. (1978). Measuring organizational effectiveness in institutions of higher education. Administrative science quarterly, vol. 23, pp. 604-632.
- Chadwick, C. (2010). Has the Education Paradigm Begun to Shift? Educational Technology, vol. 54(5), pp. 3-12. Request this item
- Dhar, S & Dhar, U. (2007). ‘Introduction to organizational behaviour’, in Dhar, S & Dhar, U (eds). Case method in management education and training. 2nd edn. Delhi: Excel Book.
- Duffy, M. F. & Reigeluth, C. M. (2008). The AECT Future minds initiative: transforming America’s school systems. Educational Technology / May – June 2008, pp. 45- 49. Request this item
- Kurose, C. (2013). Motivation, behaviour, and performance in the workplace; insights for student success in higher education. Graduate School of Education and Development, Washington D.C: The George Washington University. Open resource
- Lindahl, R. (2006). The role of organizational climate and culture in the school improvement process: a review of the knowledge base. Open resource
- Lunenburg, F. C. (2010). Group decision making: the potential for groupthink. International Journal of Management, Business and Administration, vol. 13(1). Open resource
- Marzano, R. J. (1995). A new paradigm for educational change. Education, vol.116(2), pp. 162-173.
- Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, vol. 50, pp. 370-396. Request this item
- Nelson, R. E. & Gopalan, S. (2003). Do organizational culture replicate national cultures? Isomorphism, rejection and reciprocal opposition in the corporate values of three countries. Organization Studies, vol. 24, pp. 1115- 1151.
- Weick, K. A. & Quinn, R. E. (1999). Organizational change and development. Annual review of psychology, vol. 50, pp. 361-86. Request this item