ERIC Number: ED247264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
The Study of Loose Coupling: Problems, Progress, and Prospects.
Firestone, William A.
Some meanings of the term "loose coupling" are offered, and ties between it and other concepts used to describe organizations are suggested. One research program designed to measure the degree of coupling in schools through survey methods is described, and the methodological and substantive results of that work are summarized. The paper concludes by suggesting several directions for future research, including new issues and new research approaches. A five-page bibliography is appended. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Loose Coupling Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).