ERIC Number: EJ854592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Transformation Education: A Vehicle for Structuring Group Care Organizations to Increase Service Quality and Effectiveness
Ross, Andrew L.
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v24 n1-2 p131-157 2007
Transformation Education, an organizational philosophy and operating system, is designed to increase service quality and effectiveness of group care through aligning its organizational structure with its purpose. This alignment is achieved through creating a culture designed to dispense transformation rather than treatment. The author presents how the roles of the CEO, executive management, program administration, supervisory, professional and direct care staff can be aligned to achieve this end. He also presents how Transformation Education creates a flexible organization capable of adopting best practices and increasing program staff's abilities to think, and respond in context, to the challenges presented by behavior disordered youth.
Descriptors: Residential Institutions, Administrative Organization, Therapeutic Environment, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Staff Role, Acculturation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A