ERIC Number: ED124337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Some Approaches to Development and the Indian Dilemma.
Pickett, Lloyd C.
In reference to the American Indian's problem of maintaining his values while trying to participate in the economy of the larger society, the role of the change agent was explored via review of some 15 development models derived from the economic, political, sociological, and applied sciences. Included in the review were models which approached change as a phenomenon of: the advancement and diffusion of technology; social/cultural orientation; the transformations which constitute "modernization", social change in a force field; issue oriented power clusters; social action processes; linked input factors; multi-interrelated input factors; economic growth; conflict control; institutions; politics; education; an infrastructural orientation; and comprehensive development. It was concluded that all approaches were important, since socioeconomic development requires technological application, human engineering, power structure manipulation, and social action and is dependent on economic growth, conflict control, efficient institutions, modernized leaders, infrastructural development, and capital development. It was suggested that the successful change agent should be a generalist capable of stimulating an area's many agencies and individuals to make the necessary adjustments for development. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Reservation Agents' Workshop (Bozeman, Montana, May 20, 1970). Revised December 1972