ERIC Number: ED036779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Community Action in Appalachia, Unit 8. Leadership and Community Relations.
Sutton, Willis A., Jr.
Regarding county-level leadership, evidence is presented to support four main contentions. County leadership is dominated by a relatively small number of very influential people. By and large they are the same people in 1968 as they were in 1964. While no appreciable change has occurred in the constituency of this dominant group as a result of the Knox County Economic Opportunity Council Program (KCEOC) there is some evidence that change has taken place in their attitude and in the matters they take into consideration when developing policy decisions. Furthermore, at the lower levels of the county leadership structure personnel change has been exhibited. While fewer branch office or agency executive professionals are now in active roles, more people from stable but relatively low income groups as well as more poor people themselves are now active. (author/eb)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes, Community Action, Community Leaders, Community Relations, Decision Making, Low Income Groups, Participation, Poverty Areas, Power Structure, Program Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.