Dialogue, Authority and Power: A Case Study of School Renewal
This article presents a case study of a school renewal process. The framework of the case study is based upon two components. The first, dialogue, is the primary means through which members of the school community establish relationships and create meanings of their roles, identities as teachers, and their work as teachers. The second component, Bernstein’s concept of classification (1975, 1990), provides a sociological perspective for examining how changes in the distribution of authority and power lead to changes in the relationships among members of the school community. The changes in the relationships provided a foundation for a move away from centralized authority and power to creating a culture of collaborative decision making.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-01-01
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