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ERIC Number: ED083149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 131
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Variables of Institutional Change at the Elementary and Secondary School Levels.
Eve, Arthur W.
Herein is discussed the individual human being, including his sense of competence, the relationship of authoritarianism to his receptivity to change, his values, his needs, his past experience, his feelings of threat, the effects of fear on him, his tendency to distort information, his attitudinal changes, and his information seeking. The phenomenon of groups, including participation in groups, group cohesiveness, group resistance, the effect of conformity and social support on the behavior of individuals in the group, social integration and similarity of background, the effect of status, community of norms, and the effect of leadership in the group is also discussed. The phenomenon of organizations, including those forces that tend to restrain change within them and those forces which tend to support change, is presented. Also included are aspects of an innovation in general terms, including its intrinsic characteristics, various sizes, and various kinds. The intrinsic characteristics and roles of linking agents, such as conveyors, consultants, trainers, leaders, innovators, defenders, knowledge builders, practitioners, and users, are discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Assessment and Coordination.
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