EDUC 5213 RT

Organizational Theory and School Culture

This course focuses on principles of traditional and critical organizational theory and their application to educational institutions. Concepts include bureaucracy, professional organizations, innovative organizations, learning organizations, and post-modern conceptions of organizations. Attention is given to principles of organizational cultures and politics and their application to schools, as well as its relevance to leadership and school development.

Instructor: Michael Phillips
Prerequisites:
  None.
Course Type: Online; Continuous-intake. Register anytime and learn at your own pace


This course investigates traditional and critical theories that examine what organizations are and how they operate from the context of someone playing a leadership role in education. It asks big questions, like “What should a school be?” and “How should it be operated?”