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ERIC Number: ED025721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 43
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Toward the Style of the Community Change Educator.
Franklin, Richard
Variations and implications of change agents' patterns or styles of interaction with client systems (individuals, groups, or multigroups) are discussed. Five styles are defined: (1) the instructor, who imparts information to clients and interacts only with his agency; (2) the paterfamilias, who exercises personal, paternalistic influence and authority; (3) the advocate, who channels agency communication and influence to the client; (4) the servitor, who simply performs tasks for clients and implements agency decisions; and (5) the community change educator, who interacts effectively with both agency and clients. A hypothetical model indicates client group responses to these change agent styles over a time span, with emphasis on the concepts of dependence, counterdependence, independence, and interdependence. The author uses his home agency to illustrate positive and negative effects of change agencies on the functioning of change agents. (ly)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)