Ichak Adizes's Organizational Theory Applied to the Classical Christian Education Movement: A Multiple Case Study
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Using a multiple case study methodology, this research investigates the leadership contributions to school growth using the organizational theory of Ichak Adizes. By utilizing representative schools for each stage of school maturity, a broader description of how schools mature over time emerges. Moreover, the connection is made to certain management roles that bring about organizational growth in the school. Chapter 1 describes the need for such research within classical Christian education. Chapter 2 describes the relevant precedent literature on organizational lifecycles from Ichak Adizes. Chapter 3 describes the qualitative multiple case study methodology used in the study. Chapter 4 presents the case reports from the different schools, and chapter 5 presents a taxonomy for school growth throughout the school lifecycle.