ERIC Number: ED030072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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California State Training Division; A Study in Institution Building.
Qureshi, Anwar Ullah
Based on a theoretical model of institution building, this study sought to assess the capability of the California State Training Division, which established and popularized training for California State employees, to manipulate and control its environment. A three-dimensional approach was suggested consisting of analysis of variables (leadership, doctrine, program, resources, structure) in institutional functioning; consideration of enabling, functional, normative, and diffused linkages between an institution and its environment; and the study of transactions between the two. Survival, normativeness, influence, and autonomy were given as tests of institutionality. The investigation included analysis of the model in terms of organization theory, a historical review and interpretation of the Division, and data from interviews and questionnaires. It was found that: (1) the Training Division, despite some elements of institutionality, is not a full-fledged institution; (2) the model seems applicable to a training organization in an advanced society; (3) to become an institution in terms of social impact, a training organization needs considerable autonomy and independence. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment, Environment, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Factor Analysis, Government Employees, History, Institutional Role, Investigations, Models, Organization, Participation, State Agencies, Statistical Data, Training
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.