ERIC Number: ED160746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Working Effectively with the Community Power Structure.
McLaughlin, Daniel R.
Divided into two sections, this document suggests a number of ways to work with power structures in developing a collaborative effort between business, education, labor, industry, and government. In section I, the author presents his own understanding of power (position power and individual power) and provides a theoretical framework for the actions described in section II. (This theoretical framework includes two basic elements which are needed in working with the power structure: knowledge of self and an understanding of the continual friction between old and new in every society or organization.) In section II, the author describes the process of forming a collaboration with the help of the power structure. The first step described in the process is thinking, a step which requires careful examination of thoughts and the strengthening of convictions. The second step described is to discuss these convictions with peers and trusted associates before presenting these beliefs to strangers. Finally, the author lists twelve guidelines to assist the educator in successfully involving outside groups in education. (BM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the 1978 Technical Assistance Conference, "Business-Industry-Labor Inputs into Vocational Education Personnel Development" (Columbus, Ohio, April 3-5, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems; For related documents see CE 016 702-704 and CE 016 706