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ERIC Number: ED163664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 590
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The Second Handbook of Organization Development in Schools.
Schmuck, Richard A.; And Others
Although written primarily for organizational specialists in school districts, this book is also addressed to school administrators, departments of education, students of educational administration, teachers, and organizational researchers. It is intended to help establish the organizational climates that nurture personal fulfillment and to create organizational norms and structures that promote personal freedom, understanding, responsibility, and social equity. Largely, each chapter and major section have been organized to be used independently. An update and revision of an earlier volume, this book differs from the previous one in having a more systematic and concisely stated theory, more information about diagnosis and evaluation, and more techniques for designing interventions. The first two chapters present theoretical background and techniques for diagnosing organizational situations. The next three chapters explain how to help organizational members clarify communication, set goals, and manage conflicts. The three following chapters explain techniques for solving organizational problems and improving decision-making. A chapter on macrodesign explains how to determine the overall theoretical structure and sequence of organization development activities. A chapter on microdesigning deals with logistical and methodological elements and specific training activities. The final chapters offer techniques for evaluating outcomes and actually institutionalizing organization development in schools. (Author/JM)
Mayfield Publishing Company, 285 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301 ($16.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Language: English
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