ERIC Number: ED332285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Limitations on Change: Current Conditions Influencing Academic Intransigence in Educational Administration Programs.
Logan, Connie Stokes; Pounder, Diana G.
An analysis of academic intransigence (resistance to change) in educational administrative preparation programs is presented in this paper. Drawing upon two conceptual frameworks, the stakeholder perspective and Porter's (1980) five-force model of industry structure and competitive influence, two factors contributing to academic intransigence are identified: (1) academic norms and the reward system of higher education institutions; and (2) low rivalry and low threat of entrants due to the predicted decline in available professors. A conclusion is that unless reform of administrator preparation programs are based on an awareness of what professors do and why, meaningful change is unlikely. One figure of the model of forces affecting academic intransigence is included. (19 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Scottsdale, AZ, October 27-29, 1990).