ERIC Number: ED021558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Institutionalization of a Social Movement: A Case Study of the Formation of the St. Louis-St. Louis County Junior College District.
Swift, James W.
To analyze the planning and implementation of plans for an organization of higher education within a larger state-wide movement, this study was designed to investigate the following elements of the St. Louis County Junior College District: (1) interorganizational relationships which evolved between local, state and national levels in preparation for and prior to the formal establishment of the new educational organization, (2) the initial goals for the new educational organization which emerged during these years of preparation, (3) the avenues through which these goals may have been transferred to the new organization, (4) the early critical decisions made by the leadership of the new organization in establishing a social base for the organization, (5) the development of a national junior college movement philosophy with particular reference to model of a comprehensive community junior college embodied within it, and (6) the values of the initial administrative staff and exigent local needs as brought to the new organization by its initial student population for an understanding of the emerging character of the new organization. Four phases of research included (1) observation of both the formal and informal meetings of the Board of Trustees, (2) preliminary interviews with participants in some of the events under investigation, (3) following interviews with 36 selected persons, and (4) compilation and analysis of data. (DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: Missouri; Missouri (Saint Louis)