ERIC Number: ED103949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Tailoring Consultation in Organization Development for Particular Schools. An Occasional Paper.
Schmuck, Richard; And Others
This paper discusses characteristics of school organizations and strategies of organization development (OD) consultation as they relate to organizational change in schools. The basic premise of the paper is that any OD intervention in a school should be a somewhat unique series of events specifically tailored to the needs and characteristics of the particular school. Separate sections of the paper discuss important characteristics of school organizations, the sequential and cyclical aspects of OD intervention, the dynamics of entry into an OD intervention, approaches to diagnosing school needs, and various issues related to designing OD interventions. At the close of each section, the authors offer a number of guidelines for tailoring OD interventions for schools. An annotated bibliography of relevant papers and books is included. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.