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ERIC Number: ED003455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 108
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COMMUNITY CONFLICT RELATED TO SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION.
JONASSEN, CHRISTEN T.
NORMATIVE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS RELATING TO THE PROCESS OF SCHOOL REDISTRICTING AND CONSOLIDATION WERE IDENTIFIED AND DESCRIBED, AND SOME OF THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THESE FACTORS DETERMINED. SUCH DATA COULD BE USED DURING A SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION PROCESS BY BOTH EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO MINIMIZE TENSION AND MITIGATE THE MORE SERIOUS EFFECTS OF SCHOOL-COMMUNITY CONFLICT RELATED TO THAT PROCESS. A CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACH WAS USED BY COMPARING PUBLISHED REPORTS OF REORGANIZATION CASES IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES WITH THE FINDINGS FROM A NORWEGIAN TOWN. PROCEDURES CONSISTED OF THE APPLICATION OF SURVEY TECHNIQUES, SCALE-BUILDING, AND PROBABILITY STATISTICS AS SUBORDINATE METHODS WITH A COMMUNITY STUDY APPROACH. SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND CONCEPTS WERE APPLIED TO THE PROBLEM TO EVOLVE A THEORETICAL STATEMENT OF INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CRUCIAL FACTORS INVOLVED. THE FINDINGS SUGGESTED THAT CERTAIN FACTORS COMBINE IN VARIOUS WAYS TO PRODUCE WHAT APPEAR TO BE THE PRIMARY COMPONENTS OF SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION CONFLICT--(1) PRIMARY COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY AND COMMITMENT, (2) SECURITY THREATS, AND (3) INSTITUTIONAL DISCONTINUITIES. A THEORETICAL EXPLANATION WAS PROVIDED FOR THE SUBJECT CONFLICT IN TERMS OF ECOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, IDEALOGICAL, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS, WHICH WOULD APPLY TO BOTH COUNTRIES STUDIED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; NORWAY; OHIO