A survey on the quality of learning organzation in Mashhad public schools based on Senge disciplines


1 MA in Educational Management

2 Faculty member of Education Department, Ferdowsi University


In the active and full of competition world of today, management of organizations is a complex and difficult task. Old approaches however, cannot be implied to solve today’s problems. Therefore “learning for the purpose of problem-solving” and “learning with the aim of expansion and development” have been added to their strategic policy. The pioneers know that by using pre-determined regularities they cannot achieve missions: they need the learning opportunities, by which they meet the urgent new demands. The study at hand examines the qualities of “organization learning” of Mashhad primary schools, middle school and high schools. By the suvey method, 36 schools were randomly selected as the research sample (including 36 principals and 180 teachers). This sample was gathered using the multi-level clustered sampling method. Data was collected and analyzed by reliable questionare, open interview, and planned observation. The findings show, based on Peter Senge disciplines, that there are significant differences between existing conditions with respect to the ability to learn in schools and the ideal conditions in Senge’s five fundamental principals. Furthermore, based on the main research variable, the difference in school years is significant. This is while there is no significance for the difference between education districts.