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ERIC Number: ED084674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 55
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The Organizational and the Interpersonal in an International Development Education Project.
Bhola, H. S.
The organizational aspects of the process of innovation diffusion and the planned change and development as applied to an appraisal of international development education (IDE) are examined in this paper. The document begins by describing how effective organizations and institutions should be planned and structured to produce planned change. It considers the general lack of knowledge among practioners and educators concerning the how and why of organizational behavior. The main body of the paper presents a case study of an East African educational project conducted under the auspices of a United Nations-affiliated agency. The general lack of sensitivity on the part of planners and administrators to the organizational aspects of technical assistance is illustrated. The author additionally considers the ministerial politics in a country receiving aid; the creation of an organization to handle a project; the evaluation of organization effectiveness; the role of organization participants; recruitment for IDE programs; and the effects of race, religion, and culture on the success of a project. The paper concludes with recommendations for solving some of the problems in IDE and with reference to some social science techniques available for inventing needed solutions. (Author/DN)
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Identifiers - Location: Africa