ERIC Number: ED121917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
An Evolving Seven-Year Organization Development Intervention.
Owens, Robert G.
The genesis of the High School Partnership Program as it evolves into the High School Self Renewal Project in New York City under the sponsorship of the Economic Development Council of New York City, Inc., and the Division of High Schools of the New York City Board of Education during the period 1968-76 are traced in this paper -- which also describes directions for the future. The need for adequate training to be provided, if the Organization Development concepts promoted by the project are to be replicated in approximately 100 high schools in New York City which have not yet participated in the project, is discussed. The desirability and practicability of linking institutions of higher education to such a self-renewal project in public schools so as to enhance the morphogenic characteristics usually espoused by Organization is emphasized. Specifically, the possibilities of integrating institutions of higher education as legitimate training resources to support a large scale public school Organization Development effort is examined in terms of a specific on-going case in New York City. The New York experiences has shown that supervisors and administrators as a group have an indifferent attitude toward college credits or other symbols of academic achievement. Their motivation to involve themselves in professional development activities is much more closely related to on-the-job demands for success and achievement. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Intervention, Models, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Theories, Program Development, School Organization
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)