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ERIC Number: ED017041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN KNOWLEDGE UTILIZATION AS APPLIED TO EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION.
SCHMUCK, RICHARD
THREE PROBLEM AREAS ARE EXPLORED IN THIS SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH UTILIZATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION--(1) INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, (2) PSYCHOLOGICAL LINKAGES BETWEEN THE ADMINISTRATOR'S SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND HIS ACTIONS, AND (3) THE LACK OF CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ADMINISTRATOR'S ACTION REPERTOIRE AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF EACH NATURAL SITUATION AS IT ARISES. UNPRODUCTIVE RESEARCHER-ADMINISTRATOR RELATIONSHIPS ARE CHARACTERIZED BY POOR COMMUNICATION, NEGATIVE STEREOTYPES OF ONE ANOTHER HELD BY RESEARCHER AND ADMINISTRATOR, AND DISTRUST AND SUSPICION SUPPORTED BY THE INCONSISTENT NORMS OF EACH ONE'S REFERENCE GROUP. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES CONTRIBUTING TO THESE DIFFICULTIES IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS INCLUDE SELECTIVE PERCEPTION OF EACH OTHER'S BEHAVIOR, DISTORTIONS OF MEMORY, A TENDENCY TO PLACE LOW VALUE ON EACH OTHER'S WORK, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF COLLABORATION THREATENING THE SELF-CONCEPTS OF BOTH RESEARCHER AND ADMINISTRATOR. TEN CLUSTERS OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS ARE LISTED FOR BUILDING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE PRODUCTION OF RESEARCH KNOWLEDGE AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE IN EDUCATION. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE UCEA CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (17TH), CO-SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (PORTLAND, OREGON, OCTOBER 22-25, 1967), AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT, CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, HENDRICKS HALL, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 97403. (JK)
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Identifiers: PORTLAND