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ERIC Number: ED243223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Organization Development in Schools: The State of the Art.
Fullan, Michael; And Others
Summarizing the full report of a study by the same title that originally appeared in five volumes, this document is divided into four sections. Section I critiques and clarifies the values, goals, and assumptions of Organization Development (OD), a change strategy for organizational self-development and renewal adapted from business settings and used in schools over the past 15 years. In section II, the authors identify and analyze the various models of OD in practice, including conditions and strategies affecting its initiation, implementation, and continuation. Organized like section II around two main categories--empirical case studies in school districts and overviews and comparative reviews of the field of OD--section III assesses the impact or outcomes of OD on achievement, productivity, and attitudes. The document's final section examines OD's future and suggests policy implications for educational agencies at local school district, intermediate unit, university, state/provincial department of education, and federal education agency levels. Extensive references are included. (JBM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Reprint of article which appeared in Review of Educational Research, Spring 1980, pp. 121-83. For the five volumes of the full report, see ED 166 837, ED 168 217-219, and ED 169 626.