Using cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) to study the relationship between school leadership and organisational change

Bravo Olavarria, Renzo Atilio (2013) Using cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) to study the relationship between school leadership and organisational change. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study aimed to identify how school leaders’ practices influence department activities during school transformation. The method used to explore emerging disturbances and contradictions within and between school departments was based on Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). The findings show that in order to implement educational changes in schools successfully, leaders should promote the change they envision as being highly consistent with the current collective identity (shared object) of the departments. From this perspective, the systemic components of the school departments are given a sense of preservation and continuity, rather than loss.

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ID Code: 63005
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Ritchie, Stephen & Hudson, Peter
Keywords: School Leadership, CHAT, School Departments, Teacher leadership, Science teachers
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2013 00:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 21:47

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