ERIC Number: ED036683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Treatment Ideology and Correctional Bureaucracy: A Study of Organizational Change.
Martinson, Robert Magnus
A study was made of organizational change induced by a staff training project in six correctional institutions for youth in the California system, which is currently engaged in introducing "therapeutic community" into correctional facilities. Part I described and evaluated a federally financed training project. The "resource model" of training was introduced as a guiding orientation. Decisions concerning curriculum and program planning were shared through an administrative seminar. Administrative strategies were ranked to permit a comparative analysis of organizational change. Part II described the three administrative strategies that failed to overcome or further reinforce staff resistance to change; and Part III compared the two strategies which overcame resistance and induced substantial change. It was concluded that conditions leading to facility change included departmental commitment, career motivation, training of the staff at the middle level and appropriate management strategy. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attitude Change, Bureaucracy, Comparative Analysis, Correctional Institutions, Doctoral Dissertations, Group Counseling, Inservice Education, Organizational Change, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Supervisory Training, Teachers, Youth Opportunities
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis