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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Educational Administration and Leadership

First Advisor

Delores McNair

First Committee Member

Debra Bukko

Second Committee Member

Ronald Hallett


This study sought to examine how teachers' experiences with instructional rounds helped develop the tenets of a learning organization. This case study used observations, semi-structured teacher interviews, and document analysis to gather data from a low-income, rural school located in California's Central Valley. The theoretical framework on learning organizations developed by Garvin, Edmondson, and Gino (2008) helped in examining the data. Findings from the research suggests that leadership and the four-step process that guides instructional rounds, along with the protocols used within the instructional rounds practice, influences the development of a learning organization. As a consequence of this study, educators may focus on utilizing instructional rounds to develop habits of learning, while leading and developing a learning organization in a collaborative setting.





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