Organizational Culture and Its Impact on African American Teachers

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This article provides a descriptive analysis of how the organizational culture of schools and the cultural values that African American teachers bring into the school affect the professional experience of these teachers in schools where they are in the minority. The culture within an organization strongly influences how minorities will be treated by their European American counterparts. Because the majority establishes the work norms, there becomes a uniformity of rules and regulations with which people of color are expected to comply. Strong organizational cultures provide cues on how to behave and establish reinforcing expectations to influence organizational members.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-876
JournalAmerican Educational Research Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


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