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Benoliel, Pascale; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The ongoing challenge to sustain school learning and improvement requires schools to explore new ways, and at the same time exploit previous experience. The purpose of this paper is to attempt to expand the knowledge of mechanisms that can facilitate school learning processes by proposing boundary activities and learning mechanisms in…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Learning Processes, Knowledge Level
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Schechter, Chen; Ganon-Shilon, Sherry – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The ongoing challenge to sustain educational reforms requires a learning process through which doubt is induced as a means of fostering productive school change. The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of doubt as well as the doubting process and its importance to the school community, particularly with regard to educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Context Effect, Resistance to Change
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Schechter, Chen; Mowafaq, Qadach – International Journal of Educational Management, 2013
Purpose: The notion of organizational learning remains murky and difficult to comprehend, and it is rarely translated into sustained operational structures and processes in school reality. The purpose of this article is to lay out the mystifying concept of organizational learning and, then, to suggest an alternative framework for schools'…
Descriptors: School Administration, Organizational Culture, Learning, Organizational Change
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Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Educational Management, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore leadership trainees' perceptions of determinants of collective learning in school settings and of the principal's role in collective learning. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 24 interviews were conducted with all leadership trainees in a university-based principal preparatory program. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Principals, Administrator Role
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Schechter, Chen; Asher, Neomi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to examine the effect of principals' sense of uncertainty on organizational learning mechanisms (OLMs) in schools. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 130 school principals (90 women and 40 men) from both Tel-Aviv and Central districts in Israel. After computing the correlation between…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Principals, Attitudes