Organizational Learning in Action: Becoming an Inviting School

Donna R. Thompson, Kennesaw State University


Public schools have met with increasingly unfavorable reaction in recent years, while private schools, magnet schools and charter schools seem to be gaining interest and public support. This may be due, in part, to the fact that public schools seem to lack a welcoming atmosphere. This action research study examined how teachers and an administrator at an elementary school in Texas used organizational learning strategies to implement the philosophy of invitational education on their campus in an effort to create a more welcoming climate.