ERIC Number: ED042940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Community Organization Efforts, Political and Institutional Change, and the Diffusion of Change Produced by Community Action Programs. Final Report on Phase I.
Vanecko, James J.; And Others
The first part of a two phase project, this was an evaluation of characteristics of community action agencies (CAAs) which make them more or less effective in influencing other institutions to be more responseive to the needs and demands of the poor. CAA board members, representatives of the poor and other segments of the community, and administrators were interviewed in 50 cities of over 50,000 population to gather data on CAA activities, goals, and organizations, and neighborhood and city characteristics expected to be important factors in change. Emphasis was placed on how CAAs with differing goal orientations influence institutional change, processes of change in the public school and private welfare sectors, community organization as related to employment patterns and practices, and changes within (or related to) neighborhood political structures. Finally, evidence of diffusion of change was examined, ranging from simple advocacy of an innovation to the actual performance of a new or altered institutional function. (The document includes 27 references and 57 tables and figures.) (LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Action, Community Characteristics, Community Organizations, Diffusion, Disadvantaged, Employment Practices, Evaluation, Neighborhood Improvement, Organizational Change, Political Power, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Social Services, Statistical Data, Urban Areas
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-188-692, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.