School management democratization and critical organizational studies: theoretical convergence

This paper approaches school management democratization as a vital component of quality education that seeks social transformation. Initially, it discusses broader themes in order to generate reflection upon the very concept of management, in a critical perspective, through theoretical references in this field. It then demonstrates the theoretical convergence between the notions of democratic school management and the Critic Organizational Studies presented, recommending the broadening of the scope of discussion between educational and organizational theories. It also suggests considering the self-management proposal as a means for democratization.

Quality of education; Democratic school management; Critical organization studies; Self-management

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