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ERIC Number: ED011570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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CHANGE PROCESSES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
CARLSON, RICHARD O.; AND OTHERS
THIS PUBLICATION IS A REPORT OF A SEMINAR ON PLANNED CHANGE CONDUCTED WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS BY THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS' UNDERSTANDING OF THE PLANNED-CHANGE PROCESSES AND OF THEIR SKILL IN CARRYING OUT PLANNED CHANGES. THE SEMINAR REVOLVED AROUND TWO MAJOR ELEMENTS--(1) SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS OF PAPERS PRESENTED FOR THE SEMINAR BY FOUR CONSULTING SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, AND (2) WHAT WERE TERMED "CLINIC SESSIONS." THESE SESSIONS BROUGHT TOGETHER SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS IN SMALL GROUPS WHERE ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO SPECIFIC CHANGE PROBLEMS THAT HAD BEEN, AND WERE BEING ENCOUNTERED BY THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS. THE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE CONFERENCE WERE SUMMARIZED AS (1) HOW THE ADMINISTRATOR ACTS AND HOW SUCCESSFUL HE IS IN HIS DISTRICT MAKES AN IMPACT ON THE EDUCATIONAL ENTERPRISE OVER AND BEYOND THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES, (2) THE INSIGHTS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE WHO STUDY HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN INSTITUTIONS ARE RELEVANT TO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, (3) EDUCATION HAS A GREAT DEAL OF GOAL AMBIGUITY AND THIS IS AN INTERFERING FACTOR IN EFFECTING CHANGES, (4) THERE IS NEED FOR RESEARCH TO GUIDE ADMINISTRATORS, AND (5) IN THE ABSENCE OF ADEQUATE RESEARCH, EDUCATORS MUST DO WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS INDICATE IS THE BETTER OF THE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE. THIS PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, 92 PAGES. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)