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dc.contributor.authorNolan, Clarence James Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T21:39:58Z
dc.date.available2012-09-12T21:39:58Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3818
dc.description.abstractThis thesis has two main aims: first, to demonstrate how a particular social theory, Structure-Functionalism, can be adapted for the purpose of investigating the problems and processes of organisational evolution; and second, to document and to analyse the creation and evolution of New Zealand's first Community College. The work of Talcott Parsons is taken as the theoretical foundation for this documentation and analysis. The thesis is divided into two main parts. The first deals with theory and method while the second part presents the findings of a case study focussing on the Hawke's Bay Community College. The findings from the case study suggest that the Hawke's Bay Community College, rather than becoming a radically new-type of educational organisation, was evolving as a variant of an existing organisational form, namely, the small technical institute. The thesis concludes with an explanation of this evolutionary pattern and discussion of theoretical and methodological conclusions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectHawke's Bay Community Collegeen
dc.subjectOrganisational changeen
dc.subjectCommunity colleges, New Zealanden
dc.titleThe evolution of the Hawke's Bay Community College : a structure-functional analysis : a dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education at Massey Universityen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducationen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en


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