CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

Journal Article

Constancy and Change in School Work Practice: Exploring the Role of Organizational Routines

Though change is constant in organizations, determining how to successfully implement planned change has been a perennial challenge for both organizational scholars and practitioners. While the empirical knowledge base on planned change in schools and other organizations offers numerous insights, the inattention to activity, or the practice of leading and managing change, remains. Organizational change theory, and specifically organizational routines, offers a useful lens with which to examine planned change in work practice in schools.

The purpose of this study is to understand the role organizational routines play in changing school work practice.

Sherer, J. Z., & Spillane, J. P. (2010). Constancy and change in school work practice: Exploring the role of organizational routines. Teachers College Record, 113(3).

Publication Date

April 2011


Teachers College Record