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ERIC Number: ED017814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 27
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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES IN ADULT EDUCATION, A CRITIQUE OF EXISTING PRINCIPLES AND A METHOD FOR IMPROVING THEIR VALIDITY. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968).
INGHAM, ROY J.
THE AUTHOR REVIEWS THE LITERATURE ON THE PRINCIPLES OF ADULT EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AND SHOWS DEFICIENCIES WHICH POINT TO NEED FOR FOCUSING RESEARCH ON CERTAIN NEGLECTED ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES, FORMULATING PRINCIPLES ABOUT THE HUMAN RELATIONS ASPECT OF ADMINISTRATION, AND EXAMINING MORE CLOSELY THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE PRINCIPLES APPLY TO DIFFERING ADULT EDUCATION AGENCIES. A MODEL FOR ANALYZING THE AGENCIES AND FORMULATING PRINCIPLES INVOLVES THREE FORMS OF AGENCY POWER (COERCIVE, REMUNERATIVE, AND NORMATIVE) ORDERED FROM ONE TO THREE, AND THREE TYPES OF STUDENT INVOLVEMENT (ALIENATIVE, CALCULATIVE, AND MORAL). LIKE ORDERS REPRESENT CONGRUENT COMPLIANCE. THE HYPOTHESIS IS THAT ORGANIZATIONS WITH CONGRUENT COMPLIANCE STRUCTURES ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN NONCONGRUENT ONES. THREE KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS (ORDER, ECONOMIC, AND CULTURE) ARE ALSO ORDERED. CONGRUENT COMBINATIONS OF COMPLIANCE AND GOALS WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN NONCONGRUENT ONES. THIS MODEL APPLIED TO TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDES EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS THAT ADMINISTRATIVE PRINCIPLES MAY BE VALID FOR ONE TYPE OF ORGANIZATION BUT NOT FOR ANOTHER. CASE STUDIES COULD PROVIDE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE STRUCTURES OF VARIOUS TYPES OF AGENCIES. LACK OF SUCH DATA MAKES FURTHER TESTING OF THE MODEL DIFFICULT. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968. (RT)
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