Analysis of foreign research on organisational culture in scools



The paper reviews theoretical and empirical research of foreign psychologists on organizational culture in schools. The key problematics is as follows: paradigm, methodology, typologies, impact on school effectiveness. The paper reveals basic contradictions of these problems and outlines possible solutions proposed by foreign researchers. It analyses functional and dynamic paradigms of research on organizational culture and perspectives of their integration; describes the typologies developed according to the specifics of educational organization. Empirical studies focus mainly on the impacts of organizational culture on school effectiveness, as well as on the development and transformation of culture

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Keywords: organizational culture in schools, school climate, typologies of organizational culture, school effectiveness.

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology


For citation: Kuznetsova O.E. Analysis of foreign research on organisational culture in scools. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2017. Vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 28–36. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2017220303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Olga E. Kuznetsova, PhD in Psychology, docent, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Associate Professor of Psychology departament, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia, e-mail:



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