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The Relationship Between Learning Organization Principles and Student Achievement in Catholic Schools

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2008
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The purpose of this study was to determine if Catholic schools in the state of Florida were using learning organization principles, and if they were, what effect did it have on student learning. The study was framed by three concepts: learning organization principles, student achievement, and contextual factors. The study employed a nonexperimental design and the school was the unit of study. The study's instrument, called the Learning Organization Survey for Schools (LOSS), was distributed to fifty Catholic schools in the state of Florida in the summer of 2006. Each school was asked to distribute the surveys to ten full-time teachers working at the schools. Thirty-four of the schools responded for a 7 5. 7 % rate of return. The study showed that Catholic schools are using learning organization principles. A reliable instrument was established and achieved face validity through the use of an expert panel. Mental models were significantly negatively related. Shared vision was significantly positively related to student achievement. Three statistically significant moderating relationships between the contextual factors, mental models, shared vision and systems thinking and student achievement were found. Two major conclusions were drawn from this study. Catholic schools are using learning organization principles, and shared vision has an impact on the success of a school. The second conclusion is that schools should work diligently to develop shared vision if they desire to improve student achievement.
Title: The Relationship Between Learning Organization Principles and Student Achievement in Catholic Schools.
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Name(s): Brasco, Serena, author
Pisapia, John, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 115 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to determine if Catholic schools in the state of Florida were using learning organization principles, and if they were, what effect did it have on student learning. The study was framed by three concepts: learning organization principles, student achievement, and contextual factors. The study employed a nonexperimental design and the school was the unit of study. The study's instrument, called the Learning Organization Survey for Schools (LOSS), was distributed to fifty Catholic schools in the state of Florida in the summer of 2006. Each school was asked to distribute the surveys to ten full-time teachers working at the schools. Thirty-four of the schools responded for a 7 5. 7 % rate of return. The study showed that Catholic schools are using learning organization principles. A reliable instrument was established and achieved face validity through the use of an expert panel. Mental models were significantly negatively related. Shared vision was significantly positively related to student achievement. Three statistically significant moderating relationships between the contextual factors, mental models, shared vision and systems thinking and student achievement were found. Two major conclusions were drawn from this study. Catholic schools are using learning organization principles, and shared vision has an impact on the success of a school. The second conclusion is that schools should work diligently to develop shared vision if they desire to improve student achievement.
Identifier: FA00000651 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
College of Education
Subject(s): Catholic Church--Education--Florida
Motivation in education--Florida
Educational leadership--Florida
School management and organization--Florida
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Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.
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