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ERIC Number: ED161120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Change: Three Critical Elements. Keys to Community Involvement Series: 4.
This booklet is about planning for citizen involvement; it suggests both a framework and a process for planning, after interest in an idea is evident but before resources for implementation are available. Experience with citizen involvement efforts suggests that successful planning has three elements. The first is a shared vision of potential: what the future will be like after the proposed change is introduced, what results are expected, what purposes will be met, and who must be satisfied. The second element is commitment and support for the proposed change, not only from those who are directly involved in the planning effort, but also from those who will supervise or help carry out the new practice. The third element is a planning design based on these shared perceptions and support, with adequate preparation for startup and a procedure for later monitoring and problem-solving. Each of these elements is discussed in more detail in the booklet. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Group Dynamics, Organizational Effectiveness, Planning
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.00; $24.00 for set of 15 Keys; discounts available; payment must accompany orders)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 930-944