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ERIC Number: ED111107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 1053
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Organizational Specialists in a School District: Four Years of Innovation. A Report of the Program on Strategies of Organizational Change.
Runkel, Philip J.; And Others
A case history of organizational development in the Kent, Washington, school district from August 1967 to April 1972 is presented in 14 chapters and numerous appendixes. The first section contains a summary, the theoretical scheme, and the principles used in building the cadre of organizational specialists. Chapters 5, 6, and 7, concern interpersonal "first-level" skills; conditions facilitating interpersonal responsiveness among teachers, communication in schools with collaborative teaching structures, and preconditions necessary before training produced constructive adaptation. Chapters 8 and 9 concern "second-level" skills that serve to enhance the functioning of systems; collaborative decision-making among teachers, and power-sharing between principals and teachers. Chapters 10, 11, and 12, move to "third-level" skills--the capacity of the school for performing as an entire system; a substudy of the school as a processor of innovations, the work of the cadre as an agent of constructive adaptation, and the cadre as a system in itself. Chapter 13 probes the strengths and weaknesses of the data, research design, and analysis techniques used in the study. Chapter 14 contains a summary of the project and recommendations. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.