School Organization and Teaching Practices in High Educational Performance Institutions

Villalta, Marco

Keywords: classroom, school organization, academic performance, teaching practice

Abstract

In this research some of the organizational elements of the school institutional culture are describe as related to teaching practices in institutions with high educational performance in Chile. Mixed methodology is used, two surveys were applied to teachers (N = 60) and Second Year High School students (N = 612), divided into two distinctive areas a) School Institutional Culture and, b) Everyday teaching practices. The contents are analyzed in focal groups with teachers and students. The results lead to the following conclusions: a) a positive correlation exists between the school culture and the teaching techniques; b) there is an agreement in considering that the school organization aims to achieve learning, and; c) discipline in a basic need to implement teaching methodologies in order to achieve learning. Results are discussed.

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Título según WOS: School Organization and Teaching Practices in High Educational Performance Institutions
Título de la Revista: Universitas Psychologica
Volumen: 13
Número: 1
Editorial: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 285
Página final: 298
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI