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ERIC Number: ED020572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-15
Pages: 44
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A STUDY IN ORGANIZATIONAL INTERACTION BETWEEN AN EVENING COLLEGE AND ITS PARENT INSTITUTION. FINAL REPORT.
JACOBSON, MYRTLE S.
THIS STUDY IN ORGANIZATIONAL INTERACTION ANALYZES THE STRUCTURAL TIES AND INTERACTIVE RELATIONSHIPS OF AN EDUCATIONAL SUB-ORGANIZATION (EVENING DEGREE PROGRAM) AND ITS PARENT COLLEGIATE INSTITUTION (BROOKLYN COLLEGE). AN EXAMINATION OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, CORRESPONDENCE, POLICY STATEMENTS, AND MANY INTERVIEWS, QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEYS, AND STATISTICAL ANALYSES REVEALED THE FOLLOWING GENERALIZATIONS--(1) ONCE THE SUB-ORGANIZATION IS GIVEN LIFE, IT STRIVES FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ITS OWN TERMS WITHIN ITS OWN VALUE SYSTEM, BUT THE FORMAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE SUCH THAT IT CONSTANTLY HAS TO FACE THE CONTROLLING RESTRAINTS OF THE PARENT THAT GAVE IT VITALITY, (2) WHAT THE SUB-ORGANIZATION IS, WHAT IT HOPES TO BECOME, AND WHAT IT DOES BECOME ARE STRONGLY CONDITIONED BY THE ORGANIZATIONAL MILIEU IN WHICH IT EXISTS AND OPERATES, AND (3) THE SUB-ORGANIZATION, BY VIRTUE OF ITS QUEST FOR SEPARATE IDENTITY, SEEKS THE FREEDOM TO FORMULATE ITS OWN GOALS AND TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES UNDER CONDITIONS OF COORDINATED CONTROL. POLAR FORCES OF FREEDOM AND RESTRAINT ARE THUS IN A STATE OF TENSION, AND IT IS OUT OF THIS THAT THE INTERACTIVE PROCESS MUST OPERATE. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: New School for Social Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers: City University of New York Brooklyn College; RESOURCE UTILIZATION