ERIC Number: ED140212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
On Becoming A Change Agent.
Walz, Garry R.; Benjamin, Libby
This monograph is based on the premise that counselor effectiveness, even counselor survival, depends upon the counselor's willingness and ability to be an active participant in facilitating change. The authors cite five conditions that must be present for successful change. They are: (1) a need for change must be felt by those who will be involved; (2) several kinds of administrative support are needed; (3) community support is essential; (4) on-going evaluation procedures should be incorporated into the plan; and (5) the persons implementing the change must be supported during the process. A six-stage model for change is presented, with each stage outlined in some detail. Both general and specific tactical advice are offered. The book concludes with an extensive, partially annotated bibliography. (Author/BP)
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.