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New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Organizational patterns can be examined from two major perspectives. The formal structure of an organization consists of those relationships among the organizational components that are the result of deliberate planning. This formal structure tends to be static and is the primary focus of management theory. The informal structure of an…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Informal Organization, Organization
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Assessing an organization's effectiveness involves not only determining how successfully the organization achieves its stated objectives, but also ascertaining how thoroughly the needs of the individuals involved are met and how readily the organization can change to address the needs of both the organization and the individuals who compose it.…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, School Organization
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Conflict within organizations must be managed to maximize its useful aspects while minimizing those that are dysfunctional. Conflict can be interpersonal or can stem from the structural characteristics of the organization. Sources of conflict include win-or-lose situations that reduce cooperation by fostering competition, incompatibility among the…
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics, Organizational Communication
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
The ways in which time is utilized can be enhanced through careful management. The time to be allocated to various activities and objectives should be planned on a weekly basis in light of consciously set priorities. Commonly used but rarely useful strategies for time management include working faster and working longer, both of which lead to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Efficiency, Planning, Scheduling
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Communication is an ongoing, dynamic process involving both transmitting and receiving verbal and nonverbal messages. To be fully functional, communication must include a feedback component that allows assessment of the effectiveness of the communication. Models of communication stress various relationships between senders and receivers, focusing…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Group Dynamics
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque. – 1983
Understanding motivation is central to effective use of human resources. Cognitive and noncognitive theories have been developed to explain motivation. Cognitive theorists, including Maslow, argue that a person's behavior can be predicted when that person's internal needs, values, and feelings are understood. Noncognitive theorists consider…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Behavior Theories, Leadership, Motivation
Justiz, Manuel, J.; And Others – 1980
The information in this directory is presented to help students learn about specific Hispanic and American Indian higher education programs and services available from a large number of universities and colleges throughout the United States. For ease in use, the colleges and universities are organized in the directory by state. An alphabetical…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Resources, Counseling
Hosford, Philip L.; Martin, Jeanette V. – 1980
A review of past methods of observing teacher behavior is presented, with comment on the relative effectiveness of each method provided. A research model using videotape recording of teachers' in-classroom behavior is suggested, and information given concerning the current use of similar methods of observation. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods
Smith, G. Rogers – 1975
Resources for planning adult education events are provided in this manual. Four major sections, with subdivisions, are presented: (1) Pre-meeting Preparation (the planning committee, goals and objectives, facilities and equipment, and leadership); (2) The Meeting (orientation and opening, working toward the objectives, people factors, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Equipment, Evaluation Methods, Group Discussion
New Mexico State Personnel Office, Santa Fe. – 1974
The correspondence course in supervision is designed for adults interested in self development who hope either immediately or ultimately to assume supervisory responsibilities. Each of the 10 chapters contains an introduction, a statement of what should be learned from the chapter, written course material in paragraph and outline form, and a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Autoinstructional Aids, Communication Skills, Correspondence Study
Pulver, James A., Ed. – 1973
Based on the work of a task force of sixty-eight professionals (from medical and other related occupational fields) who met to define the role of the consumer in the improvement of the quality of his own health care, lists of positive directives for consumer action are presented under each of the following categories: access to health care,…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Conference Reports, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection
McKenney, Ruth Smith – 1976
Analyzed was the performance of 36 third grade children with various reading and articulation skills in blending selected syllables across three modes of presentation. Ss were divided into three groups: one with normal reading and speech skills, one with below grade-level reading skills and normal speech skills, and one with grade-level reading…
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Articulation (Speech), Consonants, Elementary Education
Holloway, Judith Lynn – 1976
Analyzed was the performance of 30 children with normal reading and speech skills on various blending tasks. There were three groups of ten Ss each with each group receiving one of three modes of presentation: auditory, visual, or auditory visual. The stimuli consisted of 150 consonant-vowel (CV), vowel-consonant (VC), and…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, General Education, Phonemes, Research Projects
Fullerton, Henry Mac – 1968
This study sought to develop a predictive model for use by educational decision makers in establishing junior colleges, as more needs and costs become known and more precise bases for judgment are needed. Decision-making models were considered suitable for this study. Correspondence with officials produced a valid list of criteria and identified…
Descriptors: College Planning, Data Processing, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations
Kleine, Louis W. – 1968
The experimental pilot project was conducted to determine whether students who take the laboratory phase of an engineering technology applied electricity course in a mobile laboratory at branch schools demonstrate proficiency comparable to students who take the applied electricity course in permanent facilities at the parent institution. The…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Course Content, Electricity
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