Bibliography: Climate Change (page 434 of 472)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Keith Mitchell, James Lindgren, Randall Grayson, Anna Blackwell, Lorri Zipperer, Vicki J. Rosser, Linda K. Johnsrud, Mazalan Kamis, Ann Zubrick, and Martin Stanisstreet.

Zipperer, Lorri (1998). Librarians in Evolving Corporate Roles, Information Outlook. Illustrates how librarians can advocate their strong transferable abilities to management when coping with staffing shifts and shortages. Highlights include entrepreneurship and a move beyond traditional roles; application of skills; professional achievement in a new environment; examples of information roles and skills that function beyond the "warehouse model"; and building information partnerships for the future. Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Cooperative Programs, Corporations

Chinsky, Jack M. (1975). Experiencing Community Psychology: Reflections of a Participant-Conceptualizer at the Austin Conference. In order to better understand this paper, it is important to consider the process and context in which it was prepared. The paper was written and presented at the Austin conference and reflects the author's efforts as a participant-conceptualizer who spent a good deal of time visiting and listening to as many task groups as possible. He dropped his own notions of needed conceptual directions in community psychology and concentrated on obtaining the essential generated at the conference itself. The procedure was enhanced by audio taping, and a good deal of the paper consists of the thoughts and complete statements made by a variety of participants at the conference. These were extracted from the tapes and woven into an organized form. In an important sense, then, this is not a singularly authored paper, but one that reflects, at least in part, the issues and concerns of many people at the conference. Narrative was minimally edited in an effort to preserve the spontaneity of the presentation.   [More]  Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Change, Conceptual Schemes, Conference Reports

Franklin, Jerome L. (1976). Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Organization Development, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Results indicated an absence of single dimensions that distinguish between successful and unsuccessful organizations; however, three general areas serve to differentiate organizations in the two categories. Available from: NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, P.O. Box 9155, Rosslyn Station, Arlington, Virginia 22209, $4.75 single copy. Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Agents, Change Strategies, Organization

Chronicle of Higher Education (1998). Fact File: 495 College and University Endowments. A ranking of 495 colleges, universities, and related foundations by endowment fund value provides information on the market value of endowments on June 30, 1996 and June 30, 1997. Data are derived from a comparative performance study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change, Economic Climate

Johnsrud, Linda K.; Rosser, Vicki J. (1999). College and University Midlevel Administrators: Explaining and Improving Their Morale, Review of Higher Education. The literature on mid-level administrators in higher education has identified a number of factors that may affect their attitudes and performance, either positively or negatively. To a large degree, individual perceptions concerning recognition, discrimination, external relations, and mobility explain morale. Institutions can address these issues to enhance administrator morale. Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, College Administration, Employment Practices

Morgan, Gareth (1996). Images of Organization. New International Edition. Effective managers and professionals in all walks of life have to become skilled in the art of "reading" the situations they are attempting to organize or manage. Ways in which individuals can develop the art of reading and understanding organizational life are presented in this book. It focuses on the premise that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that lead us to see, understand, and manage organizations in distinctive yet partial ways. Subsequently, each chapter employs metaphor to address different themes. These themes include organizations as mechanisms, as organisms, as brains, as manifestations of cultures, as political systems, as psychic prisons, as flux and transformation, and as instruments of domination. The text explores how each of these metaphors can create new management competencies. Of particular interest to educators is chapter 4: "Learning and Self-Organization: Organizations as Brains" (p.73-118), which describes how to develop new principles for creating "learning organizations" in practice, how new insights from brain research point to new organizational designs, and how corporate culture acts as a kind of "DNA" as it pervades the lives of workers. Other key concepts address how gender, diversity, and the unconscious influence corporate culture, and how to avoid being captured by the latest fashions and trends in management. (Includes an index and approximately 925 references.) Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Principles, Change Strategies, Evaluation

Kamis, Mazalan; Muhamad, Mazanah (2002). Rising Political Consciousness: Transformational Learning in Malaysia. As part of a larger study (not discussed) ten educated Malaysian citizens were interviewed to find whether their rising political consciousness, over a ten year period (1988-1999), indicated that their transformation was influenced by their culture. The subjects were between 35-45 years old, married, with an average of four children. All were members of the majority race, Malay, and held membership in the United Malay National Organization (UMNO), the biggest political party in Malaysia. The following research questions guided the study: (1) What triggered individuals' transformations; and (2) what facilitated the transformation to occur. Voting patterns in the 10th General Election of 1999 were meshed with interview transcripts. Two themes emerged from the data: (1) abhorrence of political scandals and upheavals during 1998-1999; and (2) a feeling of being intellectually demeaned (lied to by government authorities). The major conclusion of the study was that a political event could trigger perspective shifts and lead to transformative learning if it is perceived as threatening to the communal cultural identity. A second conclusion was that the methods used to handle the national crisis were against participants' cultural and religious values. The researchers believe the study contributed to theoretical explanations of transformative learning among individuals in a developing country. (The bibliography lists 28 references).   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Beliefs, Change Strategies

Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin (1998). High School Students' Perceptions of How Major Global Environmental Effects Might Cause Skin Cancer, Journal of Environmental Education. Quantifies beliefs of high school students about links between skin cancer and global environmental effects. Some students confused the action of heat rays with that of ultraviolet rays and also thought that raised temperatures are culpable. Only one in 10 held the scientifically correct model: that ozone depletion via higher penetration of ultraviolet rays may lead to skin cancer. Descriptors: Cancer, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences

Mumford, Michael D.; And Others (1997). Thinking Creatively at Work: Organization Influences on Creative Problem Solving, Journal of Creative Behavior. Considers how peoples' creative problem-solving efforts are influenced by organizational characteristics. Examines the situations which call for creative problem solving at work and describes the kinds of processes people must apply to solve these problems. Reviews organizational variables that help or hinder these processes. Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adults, Change Strategies, Creativity

Levy, Seymour (1972). The Organization Is the Client, Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews. A review of Intervention Theory and Method: A Behavioral Science View" (Addison-Wesley), by Chris Argyris. This book represents the beginning of a new phase and new stage in the theory and practice of organizational psychology. Descriptors: Book Reviews, Change Agents, Intervention, Organization Size (Groups)

Grayson, Randall (1998). Excuse Me, Isn't That Your Library on Fire?, Camping Magazine. People in an organization have explicit (codifiable) and tacit (noncodifiable) knowledge about customers, products, processes, programs, mistakes, and successes. The process of knowledge management within camp organizations includes creating and collecting internal and external information sources, knowledge exchange among staff, and supportive leadership. Sidebars outline assessment of knowledge management skills or status, what works, and crucial prerequisites. Descriptors: Camping, Change Strategies, Information Management, Information Processing

Lindgren, James (1999). Fifty Ways To Promote Scholarship, Journal of Legal Education. Outlines 50 specific ways in which law schools can encourage and support faculty scholarly efforts, including creating an intellectual environment supportive of scholarship, arranging time for scholarly activities, finding ways to pay additional money for scholarship, changing hiring and retention policies to promote scholarship, and using teaching to promote scholarship. Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Environment, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload

Figgis, Jane; Alderson, Anna; Blackwell, Anna; Butorac, Anne; Mitchell, Keith; Zubrick, Ann (2001). What Convinces Enterprises To Value Training and Learning and What Does Not? A Study in Using Case Studies To Develop Cultures of Training and Learning. A study examined the feasibility of using case studies to convince enterprises to value training and learning. First, 10 Australian enterprises were studied in sufficient depth to construct a comprehensive picture of each enterprise, its culture, and the strategies it uses to develop the skills and knowledge of individual employees and the organization as a whole. Next, the case study findings were presented to 10 different enterprises. Those enterprises were asked to identify what in the materials convinced them that rethinking their own approaches to training and learning might prove profitable. Most enterprises considered informal strategies for skill development more important and effective than has been acknowledged by Australia's vocational education and training sector.  The enterprises also liked the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of informal strategies. The following were among the key findings: (1) real and detailed examples should be used when attempting to convince enterprises to rethink their approach to training and learning; (2) although enterprises are concerned with calculating returns on investment in training and learning, they do not necessarily need to see the impact directly in dollars in their bottom line; and (3) personal interaction is the most effective channel of communication with enterprises. (The bibliography lists 64 references. The 10 case studies are appended.) Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness

Ruth, Amy, Ed. (1996). Weather, Goldfinch. This theme issue of "The Goldfinch" focuses on weather in Iowa and weather lore. The bulletin contains historical articles, fiction, activities, and maps. The table of contents lists: (1) "Wild Rosie's Map"; (2) "History Mystery"; (3) "Iowa's Weather History"; (4) "Weather Wonders"; (6) "Seasonal Jobs"; (7) "Fiction: Winter Courage"; (8) "Stayin' Warm and Keepin' Cool"; (9) "Make a Weather Vane"; (10) "Dear Diary"; (11) "Predicting the Weather"; (12) "Animal Forecasters"; (13) "Wacky Weather Witticisms"; (14) "Fiction: Storm"; (15) "History Makers"; (16) "Iowa Weather Online"; (17) "Answers"; and (18) "The Roost."   [More]  Descriptors: Climate, Climate Change, Elementary Education, Environmental Education

Gallessich, June (1973). Organizational Factors Influencing Consultation in Schools, Journal of School Psychology. This paper presents a framework for gathering and organizing data related to organizational phenomena in a school or school district. The implications of these data for the consultant in determining priorities, assessing strengths and weaknesses, generating problem-solving strategies, and predicting consequents are discussed. The dilemma of the school psychologist caught in rapidly changing environmental pressures is exploded. Descriptors: Change Agents, Consultants, Consultation Programs, Environmental Influences

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