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ERIC Number: ED014100
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 31
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CHICAGO COPED ACTIVITIES--SOME COMMENTS ON STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND THE HELPING RELATION.
LIGHTHALL, FREDERICK F.
THE CHICAGO COOPERATIVE PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (COPED), LIKE OTHER COPED CENTERS, WAS DESIGNED TO STUDY AND FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF PLANNED CHANGE IN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THE PROJECT IS DESCRIBED AS "EMERGENT," SLOWLY EVOLVING WITH EACH ACTIVITY ALTERING ITS DEVELOPMENT. A DISTINCTION IS MADE BETWEEN PLANNING AND PREPARATION. COPED IS UNPLANNED BUT PREPARED. THAT IS, COPED RESPONDS IN CO-VARIATION WITH CLIENT RESPONSE. COPED'S PURPOSES INCLUDE--(1) THE TENDENCY TO SLOW UP THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN THEIR DISTRICT SO THAT PROBLEMS CAN BE THOROUGHLY EXPLORED, (2) TO INCREASE GENUINE DIALOGUE, (3) TO KEEP THE CLIENT IN THE GROWING ROLE, (4) TO BROADEN THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND OTHER TRAINED PERSONNEL, (5) TO PROVIDE MODELS OF THE DESIRED BEHAVIOR, AND (6) TO EXAMINE THE CONSTRUCTS STRUCTURING THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CLIENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE BEGINNINGS OF COPED IN CHICAGO AND ITS WORK ARE DISCUSSED. VARIOUS SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ARE DESCRIBED AS THEY EMERGED. ATTENTION IS FOCUSED ON COLLECTIVE DELIBERATION, A FUNCTION WHICH EMERGED IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE. A HYPOTHESIS ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTIVE DELIBERATION IS OFFERED. (SK)
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Identifiers: Cooperative Project for Educational Development