ERIC Number: ED124868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Systems Change Strategies for the Helping Professional.
Arends, Richard I.; Arends, Jane H.
This monograph concentrates on the processes of change in a specific social system, the school, and presents specific strategies for promoting system change. It is addressed to school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and pupil personnel workers. The monograph, divided into five chapters, describes both the theoretical and practical aspects of producing system change. In the first chapter the authors describe why schools need to change, and suggest the part that those who provide guidance and pupil personnel services can play. The second chapter explains schools as social systems and describes some group processes through which work is accomplished in schools. Examples and tools appear in the third chapter, while the fourth chapter presents guidelines for facilitating change. The authors suggest trends for the future in the final chapter and conclude with an annotated bibliography for further reading. (Author)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Counseling Services, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Problem Solving, Program Proposals, Pupil Personnel Services, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Districts, School Psychologists, School Role, Systems Approach, Systems Development
Hard copy availability will be announced at a future date by the Human Sciences Press Behavioral Publications, Incorporation, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. (Spring 1977)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.