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ERIC Number: ED140689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 5
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Theoretical Approaches to the College Environment.
Baird, Leonard L.
Given the importance of colleges and universities as social institutions, it is surprising that there are few theoretical ideas about how colleges operate or theories of how to implement change. The range of theoretical systems available to measure the college environment varies with the level of analysis, with the person whose environment is being examined (students, professors, or administrators), and with the relationship being examined. Three approaches seem to have unusual promise as bases of theory for understanding the college environment; role theory, organizational psychology, and social ecological analysis. Existing data could be reanalyzed using their concepts to further explore their usefulness. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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