General Systems Models Notes
1960s and 70s- new technologies and growth
General systems theories used to construct models and
conduct research on complex organizations and its
interaction with the environment.
Contingency School organizations are in const
Equal Opportunity vs Equality Notes
In U.S., stress on opportunity- counterpart of inequality
Road to upward mobility is to play by the rules
Early education a key factor in success
Some achieve enormous success others fail miserably.
The Other America, M
Moralism vs Compassion Notes
Moralism is the tendency to be judgmental about affairs and
International comparisons on several issues:
British viewstrange in America that gun control, stem cell
research, seen as moral iss
Leadership Styles Notes
Theory X- assumes people dont like to work and need to be
coerced, directed and threatened.
Theory Y- assumes people want responsibility and are willing
to learn Democratic Leadership based on a paradigm of
mutuality and interrelat
Individualism vs collectivism Notes
Individualismone of the most sacred American
Post WWII era favored strong government intervention.
African American values on the collectivist end of the scale
Progressive periods in the U.S. compared to t
Pride in the Gay Lesbian Community Notes
June is the unofficial month for gay pride.
Rainbow- colored symbols symbolize diversity and bonding.
Accessline: Iowas Gay Newspaper, published bi-monthly
provides relevant news and community announcements.
Organizational Climate Notes
Students having difficulty reconciling theory and the realities
Democratic decision making
Openness and camaraderie
Shared sense of mission
Climate of competition and jealousy a
Trends in Education Notes
School districts sought lower land costs, closing small rural
Impact of the mega school
Busing now necessary
Larger classrooms, less individual attention to students
Increased rates of obesity
School consolidation to save
Culture as Macro System Notes
Blackberry Winter (1972), Margaret Meads autobiography,
tells how to unravel the intricacies of a new culture
Four leaf clover metaphor
Culture has form and pattern, structural inequalities and
social class hierarchy.
Restorative Justice as Community Justice Notes
Greensburg, Kansasafter tornado to be greenest town in
Sustainabilityopen, health preserving, need for green
Standard criminal justice process can exacerbates
The Impact of Globalization on Community Notes
Globalization is defined by the International Federation of
Social Worker (IFSW, 2005), as the process by which all
peoples and communities come to experience an
increasingly common economic, social, and cult
The Corporation Units Notes
Corporate influence ties in with government policy.
2003 Canadian documentary, The Corporation, charts the
development of the corporation as a legal entity.
The corporate media-advertisers exert pressure on media
coverage of th