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dc.contributor.authorHökkä, Päivi
dc.contributor.authorVähäsantanen, Katja
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-17T09:31:47Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T21:45:04Z
dc.date.issued2014fi
dc.identifier.citationHökkä, P., & Vähäsantanen, K. (2014). Agency-centred coupling — a better way to manage an educational organization?. <em>International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice</em>, 17 (2), 131-153. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2013.783932">doi:10.1080/13603124.2013.783932</a>fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_56532
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/43241
dc.description.abstractTeachers at the present time face continuous changes in their work and organizational practices. However, we lack empirical evidence as to what this implies for teachers and their work. This paper describes how two Finnish educational organizations restrict or enable teachers’ professional agency, in terms of how the teachers influence the conditions and contents of their work. The paper further addresses how agency is related to: (i) organizational and educational transformations, (ii) teachers’ professional development and identity negotiations and (iii) teachers’ commitment to the educational organization and well-being at work. This paper provides the comparative research evidence on both the strengths and weaknesses of different management practices of different educational organizations, identified here as a loosely coupled organization and a tightly coupled organization. It seems that strong agency supports teachers’ diverse learning, the practice of their professional orientations and also their well-being and commitment. Conversely, all these are threatened by teachers’ weak agency. However, teachers’ strong agency as individuals also appears to act as a brake on organizational transformation and collective learning. Based on our findings, we suggest novel future directions for the management of educational organizations and for the leadership of teachers’ work in terms of agency-centred coupling practices.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13603124.2013.783932
dc.subject.otherammatillinen identiteettifi
dc.subject.otherkoulutusorganisaation johtaminenfi
dc.subject.otherorganisaatiomuutosfi
dc.subject.othertoimijuusfi
dc.subject.otheragencyfi
dc.subject.othereducational leadershipfi
dc.subject.otherorganizational changefi
dc.subject.otherprofessional identityfi
dc.titleAgency-centred coupling - a better way to manage an educational organization?fi
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201404171537
dc.contributor.laitosKasvatustieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Educationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineAikuiskasvatustiede
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/SumbittedJournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-04-17T03:30:14Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange131-153
dc.relation.issn1360-3124
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume17
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Routledge, part of Taylor & Francis.
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dc.relation.doi10.1080/13603124.2013.783932


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