ERIC Number: ED099389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey-Feedback Approach to Developing Self-Renewing School Organizations. Research and Development Memorandum No. 131.
Deal, Terrence E.; And Others
This memorandum describes an approach to the development of school organization in which the basic research hypothesis is that the structure of a school or school district must be congruent with its technology and its environment if problems are to be solved and educational innovations are to succeed. Current environmental, instructional, and structural problems in schools and school districts are identified. The intervention strategy known as organizational development is described, the psychological or social-psychological orientation of most current strategies is demonstrated, and a case is made for a structurally oriented survey-feedback approach to organization development in schools. Core elements in this survey-feedback approach are gathering information and developing a preliminary diagnosis, developing an organization approach to problem solving, providing feedback of the survey results, selecting strategies for change, and evaluating the impact of the strategies. The report also describes the current developmental work of the program in this area and its plans for field testing the structural approach and making the techniques more widely available. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.