Dynamics in the Diffusion and Institutionalization of Site-Based Management Reform in the United States of America

GÖK K. , Sayilar Y.

Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, cilt.14, no.1, ss.21-47, 2013 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.21-47


his study is examined research question: “How does the diffusion of SBM over time and space resemble the broader social dynamics associated with diffusion of educational policy innovations in particular, and other public policy innovations in general?”  Data comes from various secondary data sources. Study generates several conclusions. First, institutional theory helps explain the diffusion of SBM. The analysis provides support for institutional theory that pressures to adopt a “fashionable” practice builds gradually over time. It’s also revealed that when isomorphic pressures are absent in a region, diffusion may be explained by nationwide institutional dyna- mics. Study points to possible learning effects in the regional diffusion process when mimetic pressures are absent. Finally, surprisingly more libe