ERIC Number: ED105639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Power, Status, and Cognitive Territory in Educational Administration.
Ramsey, Margaret A.
This paper attempts to develop a greater understanding of and suggest some methods for defining day-to-day changes in policy and predicting the operation of power and status affecting educational decisions. Physical and cognitive territoriality have meaning in the study and exercise of power and status, and are essential elements in understanding, acquiring, and exercising power and status in complex organizations. These territories play an important part in understanding the human networks that are essential to analysis and operation of power within an organization. A matrix analysis, used to analyze group structure, can reveal the connections and subgroups, thus becoming a sound model for analyzing the use of power in complex organizations. Three case studies are presented to illustrate the uses of cognitive and physical territoriality. (Author/DW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D. C., March 31-April 4, 1975)