This volume presents the view that what matters most are learning processes in organizations and ways of enhancing the sophistication and power of these processes. Each contributor, therefore, explicitly addresses the meaning(s) of organizational learning which they have adopted themselves.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Organizational Learning in Schools: An Introduction Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis Part I Chapter 2: Creating Community in Reform: Images of Organizational Learning in Inner-City Schools Karen Seashore Louis and Sharon D. Kruse Chapter 3: Informal Learning Communities and their Effects Miriam Ben-Peretz and Shifra Schonmann Chapter 4: Leadership and other Conditions which Foster Organizational Learning in Schools Kenneth Leithwood, Doris Jantzi, and Rosanne Steinbach Part II Chapter 5: Talking about Restructuring: Using Concept Maps Jean A. King, Jeffrey Allen, and Khahm Nguyen Chapter 6: Organizational Consequences of Participatory Evaluation: School District Case Study J. Bradley Cousins Chapter 7: Professional Development Schools as Contexts for Teacher Learning and Leadership Linda Darling-Hammond, Velma Cobb, and Marcella Bullmaster Chapter 8: Learning about Organizational Learning Coral Mitchell and Larry Sackney Part III Chapter 9: Team Learning Processes Kenneth Leithwood Chapter 10: Intellectual Roots of Organizational Learning J. Bradley Cousins Chapter 11: School Development and Organizational Learning: Toward an Integrative Theory Janna C. Voogt, Nijs A.J. Lagerweij, and Karen Seashore Louis OL_FM 16/10/2000 10:57 Page 5 Part IV Chapter 12: Organizational Learning and Current Reform Efforts: From Exploitation to Exploration Sam Stringfield Chapter 13: From Organizational Learning to Professional Learning Communities Karen Seashore Louis and Kenneth Leithwood Author Index Subject Index
Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis